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Mental health resources for nurses

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000743060.94323.d7
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MANY NURSES on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic have dealt with an array of personal mental health issues related to the pandemic, including anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder. The following websites can help nurses get the information and help they need.

American Holistic Nurses Association

www.ahna.org/Resources

This nonprofit organization works to promote holistic nursing practice, education, and research. Its website offers evidence-based reading material, webinars, and other resources to help nurses learn about strategies for self-care and stress management.

American Nurses Association (ANA)

www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/hnhn/2017-year-of-the-healthy-nurse/mental-health-wellness

The ANA's “Mental Health Help for Nurses” webpage offers advice and resources for nurses struggling with stress, anxiety, fear, intrusive thoughts, or depressed mood. The organization also offers webinars and short videos to help nurses assess their mental health needs and find support.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

www.adaa.org

The ADAA's website can help nurses connect with a therapist and offers a useful guide to the various types of therapy available. Visitors can also find information about managing anxiety and depression as well as information about ADAA's free peer-to-peer support communities.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

www.nam.edu/initiatives/clinician-resilience-and-well-being

Visitors to NAM's website can read about strategies to support health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. NAM's strategies include actions clinicians can take to support their own mental health as well as strategies for healthcare leaders and managers to support their staff.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

www.nami.org

As the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, NAMI offers resources for a wide range of mental health issues. The NAMI HelpLine (1-800-950-6264) provides callers with free referral information and support Monday through Friday from 1000 to 2100.

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