Resources for Mental Health & Emotional Support

Burnout and depression are at all-time highs among nurses, so we've created resources to help nurses deal with the ever-changing demands in their career ranging from an emotional support hotline to online courses and webinars.

If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States with free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Survey

As part of its overall mission to better support nurses, Trusted set out to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on nurses in the U.S. Through survey responses from 1,425 nurses, we found that nurses recorded a 30% decline in their mental health as a result of COVID-19, while 63% of respondents felt that their mental health was not a priority for the healthcare industry. To read more about the current state of mental health in nursing, download the complete analysis below.

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Mental Health Resources

Read from the curated selection of articles intended to equip nurses with the advice and strategies needed to manage your mental wellbeing and thrive in your career.


Emotional Support for Nurses

Trusted and The Ohio State University have come together to help address the issue of burnout and depression through a partnership that provides access to wellness support and evidence-based strategies from nursing faculty and advanced practice nursing (APN) students from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Here are some of the ways that you can take advantage of this first-of-its-kind resource:

The OSU Wellness Partner Program

Trusted nurses may opt to participate in a wellness support partnership program supported by the College of Nursing for a period of four or eight weeks. This will include cognitive-behavioral skills building, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques aimed at finding sustainable solutions to enhance the nurses’ health and well-being, both during the pandemic and for life.

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Suicide Prevention & Intervention Resources

The Ohio State University has created a series of videos to serve as a resource for nurses and staff who may encounter a colleague, peer, or other healthcare staff member who is in mental and emotional distress and may be having suicidal ideations or is planning suicide.

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American Nursing Association (ANA)

Nurses are less healthy than the average American. Research shows that nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress, and get less sleep. The ANA has built a program to facilitate a more active and healthier population of nurses.

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

The ANA's Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation program is an initiative to connect and engage nurses, employers, and organizations around improving health in five areas: physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.

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Health & Wellness Apps for Nurses

Below are some of the most trusted apps for improving mental health and wellbeing for nurses.

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Headspace, a mindfulness and meditation app, is offering a free subscription to Headspace Plus to all healthcare workers in the U.S. through 2020. Click the link below to redeem.

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Balance, a personalized meditation app is offering free subscriptions for the next year to all users to help cope during this unsettling period.

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Talkspace is offering 1,000 free months of therapy for impacted healthcare workers. To access, download the app and register/provide your NPI.

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The Handoff

On this special series of The Handoff, we’ll be talking with stakeholders from across the industry to get insight into the strategies and solutions that address the pressing issue of burnout among nurses.

August 26, 2020

Episode 22: Making ethical decisions in the face of uncertainty

When it comes to ethics in nursing, easy answers are hard to come by. ANA’s Bioethicist Liz Stokes shares advice for nurses who are weighing tough decisions.
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May 4, 2020

Episode 13: Russ Richmond, Founder & CEO of Laudio

The role that managers play in addressing nurse burnout is more important than ever before. Russ Richmond of Laudio shares this insight and more.
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April 27, 2020

Episode 12: Michelle Troseth & Tracy Christopherson of MissingLogic

What meaningful steps can healthcare organizations take to prevent burnout? Michelle Troseth and Tracy Christopherson of MissingLogic share their insights with Dan.
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April 20, 2020

Episode 11: Mike Ackerman, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

When it comes to burnout, how do we put the emphasis on systems rather than individuals? Mike Ackerman of The Ohio State University shares his thoughts on this and more.
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