The Ultimate Workplace Mental Health Toolkit. Developed during the height of the COVID-19 crisis, this guide underscores the importance of creating a wellness promoting workplace environment for workers. The Ultimate Workplace Mental Health Toolkit offers employers several key tools to help their employees face day-to-day stressors or major life disruptions like those we saw during the pandemic. Features include a checklist of the top actions that employers can take to ensure visibility of mental health resources and access to them,  a reference on mental health regulatory requirements for workplaces, a conversation starter for employee-employer check-ins and more. Click here to view.

Managing Workplace Fatigue during COVID-19. Dental practices and staff press on working diligently to provide oral health care to their patients in pandemic conditions. Dentists and dental personnel looking for strategies to temper the effects of fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic can find tips to promote safety culture in their practice, steps to combat workplace fatigue and more on worker wellness in What Workers and Employers Can Do to Manage Workplace Fatigue during COVID-19. Click here to read more. (April 6, 2021)

Pediatric Mental Health in a COVID-19 World: Ten Basic Concepts Every Pediatric Dentist Should Know About Child Mental Health and the Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. On Monday, November 16th, the California Society for Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) will be hosting a webinar on child mental health. This presentation is uniquely tailored to the pediatric dentist. CE credits are available for attendees. Click here to register.

Mental Health & Taking Care of You AAPD Townhall

Taking Care of Yourself, Your Mental Health and Wellbeing.  In this exceptionally important Pedo Teeth Talk podcast, Dr. Sheela Raja, Clinical Psychologist, and expert on post traumatic stress, talks with us about doing a survey of ourselves and our well-being, helping us deal with difficult feelings and times, and how to get help for ourselves and others. We ARE all in this together and Dr. Raja is here to help us get through some of the most challenging times in generations.

Listen on the AAPD website, or with iTunesGoogle PodcastsAndroidStitcherSpotifyTuneIn or RSS Feed.

5 Things You Should Know About Stress. We all handle stress in our own way. Learn how stress impacts you and the tips to help you manage successfully from this short informational reference from the National Institutes of Mental Health. Click here to view.

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress. From mental health leader, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), this webpage is an excellent guide for times when anxious feelings arise. View webpage here

Tips for Managing Financial Pressures. Adapting to a new financial reality during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult. This article from the American Psychological Association covers manageable strategies to help you cope. View the article here.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 
1-800-273-8255

National Institute of Mental Health information and helpline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Text HELLO to 741741 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357), or 
TTY: 1-800-487-4889