The U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-being. This succinct resource was created to help keep the conversation on employee health and well-being going, to bring about change in workplaces to support workers health, productivity, and creativity, and to elevate their contentment during their working lives. The framework describes five essential components of workplace mental health and well-being. Each chapter or essential component includes a list of resources like toolkits, guide books, trainings and support links. Practice examples are offered to help inspire your vision. Click here to download and read “The U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being”.

IHI Psychological PPE. This document from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides evidence-based practices to protect staff mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for healthcare leaders, it features examples of effective strategies and the science behind the recommendations. View the document here.

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.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources. This ADA web page provides a variety of resources, including informational websites, podcasts, videos, online courses and hotlines. 

COVID-19 Information and Resources. This publication from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides information from reputable sources on managing stress and anxiety, helpfully organized in a Q and A format. 

Head Space Mindfulness App. This highly rated app and website offer hundreds of articles on such topics as sleep, stress, meditation, exercise and healthy living. 

Self-Care from Tulane University. This user-friendly site has information on meditation, at-home exercise, and connecting with friends and loved ones during social distancing. 

Psyberguide from the National Institute of Mental Health. Among its resources, this website has 3-minute reading articles on using technology to mind your mental health and 40 things to do at home while you’re self-isolating. Read more here.

Decision Fatigue. This brief article discusses the challenges of managing crisis situations, when ordinary actions have become high-stake decisions.

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

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