Wellness Resource Library

COVID-19 Resources for providers:

"Care for Corona" - a grassroots support system comprised of therapists and healing practitioners who offer no-cost online sessions to WNC medical personnel, WNC essential personnel (all industries), their families and Covid-19 patients and their families
Heros Health App - The UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health have launched an initiative and mobile phone app, Heroes Health, to help support the mental health of first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States free of charge to any first responder, healthcare worker and their organizations.
Virtual support group for WNC Providers (meets every Thursday at 7pm)
Hope4Healers Helpline (919) 226-2002 - provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response. Learn more by clicking here. 
Project Parachute - Pro Bono Teletherapy for COVID-19 Frontline Providers
Narrative Healthcare - Soul Support in COVID-19
Physician Support Line - Free confidential peer support line by volunteer psychiatrists for U.S. physicians
Video on Reducing Anxiety and Stress by Dr. Carrie Brown, NC DHHS Chief Medical Officer
National Academy of Medicine's strategies and resources page
Coping with the psychological impacts of COVID-19 (article)
Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic (JAMA network article)

Self-care Resources:

Dr. Robyn Tiger's StressFreeMD Podcast
Dr. Robyn Tiger's YouTube videos for neck tension
Dr. Robyn Tiger's physician self-care Facebook group
Dr. Micah Krempasky & Dr. Richard Zenn's YouTube Channel: Coping with Social Distancing and Caring for Yourself
Strategies for Managing Stress from the National Center for PTSD
Ten Percent Happier Meditation App

Articles from Our Members:

"The Physicians Foundation 2021 Physician Survey: COVID-19 Impact Edition: A Year Later" 
"A Change in Policy Regarding Burnout by the NC Medical Board" - by Dr. Robert C. Henderson
"Message from the President"- by Dr. Samantha Read-Smith
"The Loss of One of our Own, To Suicide" - by Dr. Robert C. Henderson

Articles Focused on the Physician Family

"The Resilient Medical Family: Extraordinary Challenges for Exceptional People" - by Wayne M. Sotile, PhD., Mary O. Sotile, MA, LPC and Julia E. Sotile, MSW, LCSW

Strategies for Combatting Burnout

Beyond Burnout - Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians
Bring Back the Joy of Practicing Medicine - Forbes, Walker Ray, MD
Mindfulness Resources - Asheville Mindful Living
When Technology Can Reduce — Not Cause — Clinician Burnout - from Physicians Practice Pearls Podcast

Other Resources

Data from The Physicians Foundation survey, part two: Impacts of COVID-19 on physician well-being
The Physicians Foundation - Vital Signs Suicide Prevention Campaign
Mount Sinai Health Partners Podcasts
Fall 2018 Healthy Healer Retreat Presentation by Dr. Paul DeChant
National Academy of Medicine Resource Center

Questions or thoughts?  

Contact us: healthyhealer@mywcms.org