See You Now: Focus on Mental Health (Free)
Mental health plays a tremendous role in how a person feels, thinks, and acts. No matter the stage of life, mental health is such a crucial part of one’s well-being. Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of mental stress and burnout. Listen to and reflect on this set of SEE YOU NOW podcasts to learn how nurses like you are innovating and tackling mental health issues head on. Earn 4 CNE credits for listening to these empowering stories.
Mental health is an integral part of one’s overall health. Our psychological, emotional, and social well-being make up the fundamental components of mental health. This has an impact on how a person feels, thinks, and acts. No matter the stage of life, mental health is such a crucial part of one’s well-being. Listen to and reflect on this set of SEE YOU NOW podcasts to learn how nurses like you are innovating how they address mental health issues. These empowering stories include:
- Pause for a Moment: As an emergency nurse and palliative care liaison, Jonathan Bartels, RN, understands the toll that witnessing a death can have on healthcare worker resiliency. In this podcast episode, Shawna Butler talks with Bartels on designing “The Pause,” a meaningful and effective practice that health systems are rapidly adopting to address the alarming rate of clinician burnout and mental stress.
- Charting a New Path for Mental Wellness: How do you build, staff, and stand up an online psychiatry and therapy office over the course of 45 days? And in a pandemic, no less? For Lavender founders and seasoned entrepreneurs Pritma Dhillon Chattha, DNP MHA RN and Brighid Gannon, DNP, PMHNP-BC it was experiencing first-hand how the pandemic was moving every aspect of our lives online at lightning speed; hearing from colleagues seeking mental health support the countless difficulties they encountered navigating and accessing services; and having the business skills and entrepreneurial experience to seize the moment to design and deliver much needed innovation in the psychiatric care. Listen to this episode to learn more.
- Reporting Powers: Leading with Love: While the recent pandemic caused devastating loss of life and strained health systems, it also brought into sharp focus nurses’ pivotal role in healthcare and their enormous and largely untapped potential to shape patient care, as well as rethink how healthcare is organized and where it’s delivered. Hear from Nurse Executive Julie Kennedy Oehlert, Chief Experience Officer at Vidant Health in rural eastern North Carolina about pushing a lot of care, resources and healthcare needs deep into the region when working in a rural setting, a setting where your team members may also become your patients. Building a new organizational hierarchy based on love is key in helping health care providers reach people in low-trust communities.
- Sending Out An S.O.S: On April 26, 2020 as New York City was reeling from the first, unrelenting wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, Dr. Lorna Breen died by suicide. Dr. Breen spent the three weeks before her death recovering from her own COVID-19 infection, working a nearly unbroken string of 12–16-hour shifts treating COVID-19 patients—often without adequate supplies, PPE, and support—all while being exposed to an unfathomable amount of death and human misery. Despite being aware of and having published on the risks and phenomenon of burnout in emergency care medicine, Lorna was afraid to seek help out of fear it would irreparably damage the career she had spent her entire life building.
In this episode you’ll hear from Jennifer and Corey Feist, co-founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, US Senator Tim Kaine, co-sponsor of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and nurse and researcher Christopher Friese, a national authority on the nursing workforce and healthcare workplace safety. Learn about ending the culture of fear regarding seeking mental health support within healthcare, the urgent need for healthcare organizations to build cultures that protect our healers, the importance of making sure that our workforces feel valued and supported at work, and the need to take care of each other and the vulnerabilities that we all have.
After listening to this set of podcasts, you will benefit from:
- Expanded knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
- A broadened understanding of how to identify burnout and mental stress and innovation in psychiatric care
- Learn about ending the culture of fear regarding seeking mental health support, as well as important resources
Key Learning Outcomes
- Describe innovative and human-centered solutions addressing today’s most challenging mental health problems
- Access to resources and helpful information highlighting the signs and symptoms of mental health issues