Northwest Region Nurses Association has put together a curated list of resources to help you navigate through these difficult times.
COVID-19 Toolkits and Continuing Education
- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing recently developed COVID-19 courses for students, new graduates, nurses returning to the workforce, and those who are interested in learning more about the COVID-19 pandemic. The courses are online, self-paced, free of charge, and three of them provide CE credit.
- HEALWA, the on-call library for Washington State, has a COVID-19 toolkit with updated information and guidance.
Mental Health and Well Being
- Mental Health
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s resource page provides tips and strategies for anxiety around COVID-19 or with general health anxiety concerns.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Project Parachute by Eleos Health provides pro bono therapy for COVID-19 frontliners.
- Washington COVID-19 Mental Health Network facilitates free mental health services for Washington State COVID-19 healthcare providers.
- Well Being
- Centers for Disease Control has a resource page for daily life and coping during this health care crisis. It also has recommendations for taking care of your emotional health.
- SAMHSA’s fact sheet provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment.
- Support Groups for Nurses promotes the well being of nurses by creating creating safe, welcoming group spaces where participants can make meaningful connections and get the support they need.
- Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness.
- Connect with nature.
- Relax with the arts.
- Explore more than 1,200 museums and galleries from around the world with Google Arts & Culture.
- Check-out an audio book or e-book from the Washington Anytime Library.
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