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Resources for Health Care Workers

Health care personnel and first responders are providing care during unprecedented times. We are at a point in the Mid-South when our resources are stretched very thin. Conditions will continue to worsen due to a lack of ER, hospital and ICU beds, and shortages of caregivers. 

Stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, burnout, damaged relationships, and post-traumatic stress disorder or secondary traumatic stress, are new and overwhelming experiences for many clinicians. Increased workplace hardships and exposure to traumatic events can result in negative psychological impact and significant moral dilemmas.

The resources on this page are for you – whether you are a clinician, first responder, student, or volunteer working to lighten the load of our frontline caregivers.


Immediate Help for You or Your Colleagues

Mental Health and Emotional Support:

Grassroots Assistance Efforts:

Helpful 24/7 Hotlines:

Additional Helplines:

  • National Parent Helpline: 855.427.2736Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 10:00 pm
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: 800.950.6264 Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm ET. In a crisis, text "nami" to 741741 for 24/7 confidential, free crisis counseling. Text "scrubs" to 741741 for immediate assistance.

Mindfulness and Meditation:


Buddy Programs:

UTHSC-Produced Resources

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May 26, 2022