Acknowledging the Challenges

Amid the COVID-19 global outbreak, the coming weeks and months are likely to be a stressful time for those who work on the front lines of health care.

We are committed to providing support for you and your family during this time with COVID-19. We want to acknowledge the stress, fear, anxiety and other complex emotions that come with the work you do at the front lines of caring amidst an unknown, ambiguous and evolving landscape. Thank you all for the unprecedented collaboration and creativity you are showing as we develop ways to best support your patients, community and each other in the face of COVID-19.

Below are several ongoing efforts to provide support to our healthcare teams and their families during these challenging times:

COVID-19 & Mental Health Care for Providers

The American Medical Association (AMA) invites you to join its upcoming fall webinar series, starting Oct. 6, focusing on physician well-being, practice redesign, and implementing telehealth during COVID-19. Programming will focus on resources and solutions to help alleviate stress on health care systems, teams, and staff during the pandemic and guide systems through telehealth integration. Learn more and register here.

Resources to Support You and Your Patients

Psychology Today’s look-up tool of licensed PhD psychologists providing therapy with anonymity and option of private pay (no billing of insurance):

Free Apps for Self Care:

10% Happier: Free podcasts for medical providers

Additional Resources:

Inner Engineering – online meditation and yoga course; CME available.

*Photo above by NCMS member Tanya Sue Todd, PA-C

Covid-19 Information from the NCMS