Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Clinical Resources

Webinar Series from APHA and the National Academy of Medicine

Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Professional COVID 19 Resource Page and Newsletter from ANHA

American Holistic Nurses Association COVID 19 Resources

A weekly evidence-based COVID-19 newsletter including: clinical updates, clinical research, global and U.S. situation reports, epidemiology, shortages and solutions, and vulnerable populations. We have also designed a guide for quick self-care strategies and resilience building.


Professional Resource Page from the National Academy of Medicine

Strategies to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, many clinicians already faced burnout, as well as stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even suicidality. Now this global public health emergency is presenting clinicians with even greater workplace hardships and moral dilemmas that are very likely to exacerbate existing levels of burnout and related mental health problems.  During this challenging time, we should all aspire to follow clear strategies, both as health care leaders and as individual clinicians, to help sustain the well-being of clinicians amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Volunteer Mental Health Professionals

The Emotional PPE Project

The Emotional PPE Project connects healthcare workers in need with licensed mental health professionals who can help.  No cost. No insurance. Just a trained professional to talk to.

Resources to Support the Mental Health and Resilience of Nurses

The Well-Being Initiative

As the extraordinary stresses confronting nurses during the coronavirus pandemic take a toll on nurses’ mental health and wellbeing, nurses need authentic support systems and tools. Recognizing this critical necessity to support the mental wellbeing and resilience of nurses, the American Nurses Foundation partnered with organizations to develop a comprehensive mental well-being program that includes virtual support systems and a digital toolkit to support the near and long-term needs of America’s four million nurses.

Article from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Managing Stress & Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are experiencing pressure, fear, exhaustion, isolation and ongoing emotional trauma. This ongoing stress and trauma impacts your mental health, safety, and ability to provide the best possible care. Taking steps to manage your stress is just as important as taking care of your physical health!

12 Minute Video with Ron Siegel and Ron Epstein

Helping COVID-19 Frontliners Who Are Exhausted and Overwhelmed

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare workers are being pushed to their limits (and beyond) as they selflessly care for patients. Not only are they under enormous strain at work, they also face the fear of bringing the virus home to their families. So what can help providers who are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or afraid during these difficult times?

Article from Johnson and Johnson

4 Things COVID-19 Taught an ER Doctor About the Power of Resilience and Hope

The physical effects of COVID-19 are undeniable. But there’s another facet of the pandemic that’s just as undeniable: the significant impact it’s having on mental health around the world.  One physician shares what the experience taught him about his own strengths—and ideas for coping during this unprecedented time.

10 minute Ted Talk

The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Health Care Workers

Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories helps physicians, nurses, medical students and other health professionals connect more meaningfully with themselves and others — and make their emotional well-being a priority. 

Early in the Pandemic – Cincinnati

Articles from

A Look Inside: Fighting COVID at Good Samaritan Hospital

“I’m not going to lie, it was scary.” A behind the scenes look at the COVID and ICU floors.

Coronavirus: Q&A with Christ Hospital Nurse on a COVID-19 Floor

Ron Stump went from serving in the U.S. Marines into nursing.  Two months ago, he raised his hand to get trained in intensive care. Now he is on the COVID-19 floor.

Sick with Coronavirus, 7 Months Pregnant, Nurse Fears, ‘I’m not going to make it through’

Megan Sites of Celina landed in a hospital this month critically ill with COVID-19, fighting for every breath. She also was seven months pregnant with her second child. For more than one bad moment, a thought tormented her. She could die.

Article from NPR

As Hospitals Lose Revenue, More Than A Million Health Care Workers Lose Jobs

It’s an ironic twist as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation: The very workers tasked with treating those afflicted with the virus are losing work in droves.

Stories from the Epi-Centers

13 Minute Video from NICABM

Working in an NYC Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Most of us haven’t been inside a COVID-19 ward, and it’s hard to fathom what frontline medical workers are experiencing every day.  What do mental health professionals need to understand about what medical workers are going through right now?

Article from The New York Times

“I can’t turn my brain off.” PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will be prone to trauma-related disorders.  As the pandemic intensity seems to fade, so does the adrenaline…  What’s left are the emotions of dealing with the trauma and stress of the many patients we cared for.

2 Minute News Report from CBS Chicago

Nurses Have To Hold It Together Under Added Stress Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Morning Insider Lauren Victory introduces us to three of the nurses battling the novel coronavirus.

5 Minute Video from Sky News

Harrowing Video from a Hospital at the Center of Italy’s Coronavirus Outbreak

This video illustrates one hospital’s experience with navigating a COVID 19 surge. It’s not easy to watch, yet illustrates the demand on our healthcare systems that public health practices are trying to prevent.

Blog of ICU Nurse Kristen Martins

Running out of Outlets

My eyes well with tears for those I lost today. As much as I need the rest and sleep, I know I am needed in that place and am anxious to go back. I am honored to be able to be a part of something historic and to help save lives each day.

News Articles from the New York Times

When Duty Calls, and Menaces

Amid the cheers of gratitude, a painful debate is brewing as doctors grapple with whether to join the front lines of a pandemic.

In Harm’s Way

As countries ease restrictions on public life, health care workers around the world continue to risk their lives — and those of their families — to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Despite their stoic selfies, they feel scared, grief-stricken, guilty they can’t do more. In submissions and interviews, they reflect on what they have witnessed, the decisions they have made and how the pandemic has changed them.