COVID-19 Latest Updates and Resources

Emotional Well-Being

Emotional well-being is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Use the strategies and resources on this page to manage your own emotional well-being while also caring for patients:

2nd Annual Mindful Healthcare Summit—Oct 1-5

This 5-day virtual event will feature more than 20 leading experts, researchers, and medical professionals is designed to provide support for medical professionals through education about mindfulness and self-compassion. All healthcare workers receive free access to this event. Click here to register.

Heroes Health Initiative

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health have launched a new app to help support the mental health of first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store and is free to first responders, health care workers and their organizations. Learn what it offers and how to download it here.

Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19 Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience in partnership with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Well-being in the time of COVID-19

In this 30-minute podcast, Stuart Slavin, MD, ACGME’s Senior Scholar for Well-being, provides a synthesis and distillation of well-being strategies for residents and other clinicians specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing mental health during COVID-19

The American Medical Association (AMA) outlines strategies and resources to manage your own mental well-being while also caring for patients during the pandemic or any other crisis.

Recovering emotionally from disaster

The American Psychological Association (APA) outlines strategies to help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and helps you along the path to recovery.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resources

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) compiled a comprehensive list of resources that addresses all aspects of well-being.

Mental Health and Well Being Survival Guide Webinar

Department Chair, Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Dr. Gary Gala, and Dr. Crystal Schiller provide a webinar on staying sane during COVID-19.

Supporting Clinician Well-Being during COVID-19 Webinar

This recorded webinar was hosted by the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience in partnership with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing

This viewpoint concludes that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to contain it, represent a unique threat, and we must recognize the pandemic that will quickly follow it—that of mental and behavioral illness—and implement the steps needed to mitigate it.

The Mental Health Crisis for Frontline Workers Has Already Begun

The economic ramifications of the coronavirus are bleak enough, but the mental health crisis that frontline workers are about to face may be even worse.

Schwartz Center’s resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Schwartz Center offers tips and resources to help caregivers find information they need to continue supporting each other and caring for their staff during this extremely difficult time.

Ten Percent Happier: Coronavirus Sanity Guide

Healthcare workers can get the Ten-Percent Happier App for free for 6 months.

Headspace App

This meditation and sleep app is free for medical professionals with your NPI number and email address.  This is an essential resource to share with your team.

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All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.