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Exercise Caution

Almost everyone in a situation like yours experiences stress. The important thing is to address this stress to safeguard your well-being.

 

There are many evidence-based ways to manage your stress in the moment and for the long term. Depending on your needs, you can make use of a variety of easy and accessible options to build on your strengths and maintain your health during this time.

What type of resource would you like?

Guided Relaxation
Peer Support
App with Tools
Workbook
Exercise
Self-Care Toolkit
Webinar
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.

Guided Relaxation

Guided meditation is a great tool to help you quickly alleviate stress and anxiety and bring you back to the current moment.

Headspace

Studies show use of Headspace impacts stress, focus, and compassion. Listen to Headspace on the go, download sessions to use offline, or listen from your computer.

Go to Headspace

One Moment Meditation App

Quick guided meditations based on the principle that you can make a significant change in your state of a mind by taking a minute to bring your mind back to the moment.

Download App

Peer Support

Talking with people who might understand what you are going through can help normalize your experience and reduce your stress.

Happy App Warmline

Talk with a Support Giver team member after a challenging shift, relieve yourself of stressful thoughts, or rebuild your resilience with one-on-one 24/7 emotional support.

Download App

PeerRx Med

Designed to help providers move toward thriving both personally and professionally, this program matches you with a peer buddy who also works as a health care provider.

Sign Up

Apps with Well-Being Tools

Using these apps to prioritize your well-being for even a few moments each day will help reduce your likelihood of stress and burnout.

Headspace

Studies show use of Headspace impacts stress, focus, and compassion. Listen to Headspace on the go, download sessions to use offline, or listen from your computer.

Go to Headspace

 

Virtual Hope Box App

Download this app for simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

On Google Play On Apple Store

 

Mood Mission App

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

Download App

COVID Coach App

Mark your favorite coping tools and track your mental health over time. Set reminders to visit the app each day and work toward your goals.

Download App

 

One Moment Meditation App

Quick guided meditations based on the principle that you can make a significant change in your state of a mind by taking a minute to bring your mind back to the moment.

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

Workbook

Grab a pen and work through what you’re experiencing, process your emotions, and build an action plan to cope.

 

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

From The Wellness Society, written exercises that take you through identifying what you’re experiencing and coping tools to help address it. (Available in Spanish here.)

Download Workbook

Self-Care Toolkit

Resources and tools to help you take care of yourself – all in one place.

 

Center for Mindful Self Compassion

Online resources for health-care workers that include meditations, coaching and therapy, inspirational videos and poetry, and instructional classes and courses.

Go to Library

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 Adriene

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

Webinars

Videos to help you understand what you are experiencing and how to feel better.

 

Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers

Webinar series that will show how you can reduce personal stress during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as coping with other disasters.

View Webinars

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 breaks down what you need to know and do to locate the help that is right for you.