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There are incredible stressors on the healthcare workforce that can lead to burnout, prolonged stress, trauma, and mental health challenges. Supporting physician health is essential for a quality healthcare system. NSSA is proud to offer our members resources to support physician wellness.

American Medical Association Wellness

AMA: Managing Mental Health


Physicians are particularly vulnerable to negative mental health effects as they strive to balance caring for patients their own well-being.

National Academy of Medicine: Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians

The National Academy of Medicine offers these resources on how to support the health and well-being of clinicians. . Read more

National Institutes of Health 

Emotional Wellness Toolkit 

Several good resources, including "8 Things to Know About Meditation and Mindfulness"

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Guided Audio & Video

The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness has prepared a number of practices that are now available on SoundCloud, and can be done at home or at work.

American Psychological Association



APA has consolidated all of it’s ongoing COVID-19 coverage here, continuously updated, with a specific topics for health care workers.

Heart Armor

Emotional PPE Project

A  service that provides contact information of volunteer mental health practitioners to healthcare workers whose mental health has been impacted by the crisis.


Headspace is no longer free to US healthcare professionals but remains a wonderful resource for meditation and mental relaxation.

Domestic Violence

Advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the US who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Suicide Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

UCLA Meditations

UCLA Guided Meditations

A free introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, and includes a weekly podcast. Stream, download, or get the MARC App.

Massachusetts General Hospital Self Care

Self Care from MGH

Helpful links for wellness, entertainment, meditation, and professional support, as well as links to free workout videos.

CDC Resource


Stress and Coping

The CDC’s comprehensive resource for you, your family, your patients, and your community, including info for children, and high risk providers and responders.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Responder Self Care

Information for first responders to maintain their own physical, emotional, and social well-being. Includes checklists and customizable reminders.

NHS Self Help

NHS Self Help Leaflets

 A wide range of mental health guides available as pdf’s, audio, and video files, with topics including Stress, Anger, Eating Disorders, Alcohol and You, and Anxiety.

Staying Sane

Staying Sane…

Strategies for coping and wellness from Beth Darnall, PhD, a Stanford pain scientist and evidence-based psychologist.

Boston University Lecture

Mental Health in a Time of Crisis

A lecture webinar from BU including speakers from Harvard and Yale Schools of Public Health.

Apps for Mental Wellbeing


  • Headspace

  • Calm

  • Insight Timer

  • Happify

  • Daily Yoga

  • Sanvello

  • GPS for the Soul

  • Breathe2Relax

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