COVID-19 and your Mental Health
We offer six “Quick Videos” that rause awareness of mental health challenges brought on by COVID-19, as well as two free, complete full webinars. You must register to watch the complete webinars, or you may click on any of the Quick Videos below to watch them. In these Quick Videos, you will learn how to assess your mental health needs during this pandemic, understand the magnitude of challenges you are facing, and determine how to identify mental health support resources.
Click on the image below to go to the registration site and scan down the Series list to find the webinar title. Select as many webinars in the series as you wish.
Mental Health Support: How to Survive the Pandemic with an Unbroken Spirit
Effective Tools for Practicing Self-Compassion and Self Care in the Time of COVID-19
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Assessing Mental Health
This 4-minute quick video examines various methods of how to assess your mental health.
Identifying Mental Health Support
This 5-minute quick video covers various symptoms of distress and how to know when and what type of help you need -- and how to get it.
How Leaders Can Help
This 9-minute quick video examines several mindful communications to support colleagues in times of need and the role of nurse leaders in helping their staff maintain mental well-being.
Is this normal?
This 5-minute quick video examines what we are experiencing in response to the pandemic and the four domains impacted by distress.
The Magnitude of the Problem
This 7-minute quick video examines the magnitude of nurses' distress related to caring for COVID-19 patients and its implications.
Pros and Cons of Stress
This 4-minute quick video covers some of the research on stress, the pros and cons of this common reaction to events in our lives, and how to make it a positive.
WEBINAR SPEAKERS: Mental Health Support – How to survive the Pandemic with an Unbroken Spirit
Sattaria 'Tari' Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
President, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Dr. Dilks is a professor of nursing at McNeese State University and co-coordinator of McNeese’s Master of Science in Nursing programs. She is an elected fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dr. Melnyk is the Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU), Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice. Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Judy E. Davidson DNP RN MCCM FAAN
Dr. Davidson is a Nurse Scientist at the University of California San Diego Health; Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego School of Medicine; Doctor of Nursing Practice, Case Western Reserve
WEBINAR SPEAKERS: Effective Mental Health Self-Care Tools during the Pandemic
Kathleen Spadaro, PhD, PMHCNS, RN
Dr. Spadaro is a practicing Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Professor of Nursing at Chatham University. She has a 40+ year career in nursing and psychiatry, working for 10 years at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and 20+ years as a psychotherapist in private practice. Dr. Spadaro is an extensively published author, speaker, educator and researcher in mindfulness, resiliency, fitness and nutrition.
Moderator (both Webinars):
Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN
Holly is a Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Practice & Work Environment Department, American Nurses Association. She was instrumental in developing and growing the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) nurse wellness initiative. Her responsibilities include nurse mental health, suicide prevention, improving public immunization rates, and addressing other occupational health topics for nurses.
Made possible by the generosity of the American Nurses Foundation.