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As a nurse, your well-being is paramount to your work.

It looks as though you are managing your stress and coping during this time. Here are some evidence-based resources to help you build on your strengths to stay healthy and ready to meet new challenges.

 

What type of resource would you like?

Quick Activity
App with Tools
Information & Tips
Exercise
Community Support
Immediate Help

Immediate Help

If you feel overwhelmed by sadness, depression, anxiety, or hopelessness, or have had or begun to act on thoughts of killing or hurting yourself, call 911.

You can also call or text one of these crisis hotlines for an immediate response:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Looking for help and not sure where to start?
Use this Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services to better understand what support systems and services are available to you and how to locate them. From peer support options to easy and anonymous ways to find a mental health provider, this guide provides steps to locate the help that is right for you.

Quick Activities

Taking just a few minutes to try one of these activities will help boost your mood and release stress.

Three Good Things

This 10 minute activity will help you tune in to the positive things in your life. All you need is a way to write down your thoughts.

Go to Activity

 

MoodMission App

When you tell MoodMission how you’re feeling, it gives you a tailored list of 5 simple, quick, effective, evidence-based missions to improve your mood.

Download App

 

Mindfulness Coach App

Mindfulness practice helps reduce stress and unpleasant thoughts. Download this app to help you enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.

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A Grateful Day

Research shows that practicing gratitude can improve both your physical and mental health. Find a practice that suits you with this online community’s variety of options.

Go to Practices

 

Insight Timer

Meditation helps relieve stress and anxiety. This library of guided meditations can be accessed online or downloaded as an app.

Go to Library

 

An Experiment in Gratitude

Watch this 7-minute video to explore how gratitude can impact your happiness.

Watch Video

Apps with Well-being Tools

Using these apps to prioritize your well-being each day and address overwhelming feelings as needed will help reduce your likelihood of stress and burnout.

COVID Coach App

Download this app to get self-care tools, trackers for your mood and growth, and graphs to visualize your progress over time.

Download App

 

MoodMission App

When you tell MoodMission how you’re feeling, it gives you a tailored list of 5 simple, quick, effective, evidence-based missions to improve your mood.

Download App

 

iChill App

Resilience is responding and adapting well to adversity and stress. Use this app (download or view as webpage) to boost your resilience with proven and easy skills.

Go to App

CBT-i Coach App

Quality sleep is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. If you are experiencing insomnia, use this app to get your sleep habits back on track.

Download App

 

Moodfit App

Get tools and reminders to alleviate your stress and negative thoughts in the moment, as well as track your progress over time.

Download App

 

Mindfulness Coach App

Mindfulness practice helps reduce stress and unpleasant thoughts. Download this app to help you enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.

Download App

Information & Tips

Get quick information around managing stress and supporting your well-being.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health Fact Sheet

Get the facts around impacts you might expect to see in yourself and your family during this time, and how to mange them.

Go to Fact Sheet

Nurses Guide to Seeking Mental Health Support & Services

Use this guide to better understand what support systems and services are available to you and how to locate them.

Go to Guide

Exercise

Engaging in 30 minutes of movement of your choice will improve your mood and help you cope. Here are a few options:

Yoga with Adrienne

Focus on developing strength of mind and body while tuning in to the present moment. These free yoga videos vary by length, ability, and more.

Go to Videos

YMCA On-Demand Exercise Videos

A library of on-demand exercise videos that range from dance to bootcamp and are appropriate for a variety of ages and abilities.

Go to Videos

ANAE Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Join challenges with fellow nurses to improve your well-being through physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.

Sign Up

5-Minute Tai Chi Video

Reduce stress and anxiety through this low impact exercise composed of gentle, flowing movements and deep breathing.

Go to Video

American Heart Association Virtual Workouts

Living room-friendly exercise videos and streaming workouts that energize and release endorphins to boost your mental health.

Go to Library

Qigong 20-Minute Daily Routine

A practice of gentle movements, meditation, and breathing that can promote a sense of calm.

Go to Video

Community Support

Talking with people who might understand what you are going through can help normalize your experience and reduce your stress. Keep in mind that peer support is not the same thing as mental health services or treatment.

 

A Grateful Day

Research shows that practicing gratitude benefits your physical and mental health. This online community focuses on gratitude, with online discussions and expressions of gratitude to support well-being.

Go to Community

Immediate Help

If you feel overwhelmed by sadness, depression, anxiety, or hopelessness, or have had or begun to act on thoughts of killing or hurting yourself, call 911.

You can also call or text one of these crisis hotlines for immediate response:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Looking for help and not sure where to start? Use this Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services to better understand what support systems and services are available to you and how to locate them. From peer support options to easy and anonymous ways to find a mental health provider, this guide provides steps to locate the help that is right for you.