AMDA Behavioral Health & Mental Health Advisory Council

Healing Together Resources

 

This resource list is intended to provide a variety of articles, tools, research papers, websites, and blogs on topics that support wellbeing. Categories include Provider Self-Care, Health Care Worker Stress/Issues, Trauma, Grieving/Mourning, Hotlines for National Centers, and Free Mobile Apps.

Provider Self-Care

Articles

Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff https://self-compassion.org/

"How Being More Productive Starts with Doing Nothing" https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-doing-nothing-can-make-you-more-productive-11615911969

Why Doing Nothing is So Scary and So Important" https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-258B-7091

Resource Center

Helping create a more compassionate society - Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/

 

Health Care Worker Stress/Issues

Articles

Moral Injury in Health Care and COVID-19, by Scott Janssen https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/exc_040620.shtml

A leader’s guide: Communicating with teams, stakeholders, and communities during COVID-19 https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/a-leaders-guide-communicating-with-teams-stakeholders-and-communities-during-covid-19. -

Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2764380

Stresses and anxieties in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic — what we can learn https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00247-020-04727-9

The Trouble with Calling Health care Workers Heroes by Anna Wexler https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/10/opinion/trouble-with-calling-health-care-workers-heroes/-

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work https://khn.org/news/nurses-and-doctors-sick-with-covid-feel-pressured-to-get-back-to-work/

Wellness Centered Leadership https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8078125/

Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA | JAMA Network

Blogs

Are Your Nurses Experiencing Moral Injury? https://www.relias.com/blog/are-your-nurses-experiencing-moral-injury

The  BE-ing with Suffering blog series by Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham http://carlacheatham.com/carlas-blog/

Study

Kaiser Family Foundation & The Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Study https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/poll-finding/kff-washington-post-health-care-workers/

 

Trauma

Resources and Toolkit

Stress First Aid Toolkit https://www.ithaca.edu/gerontology-institute/finger-lakes-geriatric-education-center/stress-first-aid

Resources to Support Trauma Informed Care for Persons in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings - https://greatplainsqin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Trauma_Informed_Care_Resources_FNL_508.pdf

SAMHSA’s  Concept of Trauma  and Guidance for a  Trauma-Informed Approach https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4884.pdf

Articles

Emotional and Psychological Trauma https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/coping-with-emotional-and-psychological-trauma.htm

Pandemic-Driven Posttraumatic Growth for Organizations and Individuals https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2771807

What is Survivor’s Guilt? https://www.verywellmind.com/survivors-guilt-4688743

 

Grieving/Mourning

Blog

The Trouble with Mourning - https://thefearlessheart.org/the-trouble-with-mourning/

 

 

Hotlines/National Centers – Free resources available upon request

National Domestic Violence Hotline : 800.799.SAFE (7233) - https://www.thehotline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/

 

Free Mobile Apps

Women’s Center and Shelter RUSafe App: https://www.wcspittsburgh.org/rusafe-app/

Safety Decision-making App – myPlan - https://www.myplanapp.org/

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