MI Frontline Support knows that our easy-to-use directory of available mental health providers is not the only form of help needed at this time. To help you get all the types of support you need at the moments that you need it most, we have also compiled a comprehensive list of a variety of resources that can be independently used at the end of a shift, as needed, or to pass along to colleagues, friends, and family. Please feel free to share these resource lists widely.
Included in the resources are crisis intervention hotlines (including text and call options, such as The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs", available 24/7), local community resources (Wayne State University Hotline 1-888-910-1636), meditations and mindfulness activities of various lengths, videos, links to apps, group support, and short readings and articles that have been specifically screened to be useful for maintaining and repairing emotional wellness during this time
If you have suggestions for additional resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When to think about getting professional support
Free Videos: Tools for managing stress and increasing resilience
"From Stress to Resilience: Resources and Inspiration for COVID 19 Healthcare Workers" is a 90 minute video by Dr. Sharon Gold-Steinberg, of Therapist Refresh, that details both the mental health risks for frontline healthcare workers and offers hope and strategies to enhance resilience.
The videos include easily applied tools to deal with powerful emotions, calm the body, cultivate a positive mindset, seek support, and leave work behind at the end of a shift.
Sharon affirms the purpose and meaningfulness of frontline work and emphasizes the power of mindfulness, compassion, and community support to bolster those who are risking their own well-being to care now for our friends, family, and neighbors.
Check out the full 90-minute video or some of the presentation highlights!
Stress to Resilience Skills Course for
COVID-19 Frontline Workers
Learn practical, evidence-supported strategies for protecting yourself against trauma exposure at work. This video, by therapist Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT, was developed especially for frontline workers exposed to increased secondary traumatic stress during the COVID-19 crisis.
Click HERE to access the course.
In five 10-minute episodes, learn coping skills you can use right away at work to decrease stress and overwhelm and increased wellness. This video is a companion to the free educational talk by Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD: Stress to Resilience (listed above).