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Top Seven Mental Health Resources for Communities of Color

Top Seven Mental Health Resources for Communities of Color

Finding demographically and culturally relevant help for communities of color is important. 

This is especially important as COVID-19 has most certainly impacted the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals in this cohort—and if they identify as persons of color, they may feel as if the impact exacts a heavier toll than on their colleagues.

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Anything is Manageable in the Present Moment

Anything is Manageable in the Present Moment

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Sometimes, the demands on your time, attention, ability, and nerves can feel like ‘too much.’ However, when you take a breath, stay present, stay focused, prioritize, and take one step at a time, you can accomplish the task and manage the process with more ease.

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COVID Mental Health Booster

COVID Mental Health Booster

As you ramp up to handle the crowds in your vaccine efforts, we want to point out you can do a lot in the 15-minute window after the jab where everyone waits to make sure they’re ok. It’s your opportunity to help address a mental health crisis that was well underway even before the pandemic.

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The Virtues of Holistic Medicine: Impacts for Health Plans and Health Systems

The Virtues of Holistic Medicine: Impacts for Health Plans and Health Systems

Health plans and health systems are uniquely positioned to leverage the advantages of caring for the whole person, connecting body, mind, and spirit. With value-based and accountable care, your organization may be managing under-risk contracts, prioritizing resources to avoid penalties, working to reduce costs, and focusing on reducing readmission rates caused by co-morbidities. Adopting holistic practices can help your organization accomplish these goals.

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How to Support Professional Caregiver Well-being

How to Support Professional Caregiver Well-being

Healthcare providers face numerous chronic stressors, including high and increasing productivity expectations, the pressure of high-stakes decision-making in the face of ambiguity, and witnessing the pain, loss, and suffering of patients and their families. Caregivers often experience distress when they perceive that the treatments they are administering are futile or when they are unable to deliver the quality of care that they believe it is their duty to give. In the context of insufficient support and resources, each of these factors can lead to the emotional exhaustion and depersonalization that is characteristic of burnout.

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Understanding and Improving Mental Health Needs in Your Community

Understanding and Improving Mental Health Needs in Your Community

This webinar shares data-driven approaches that help improve understanding of mental health needs in a community and system-level strategies, especially in context with social determinants of health. Our panel discusses a new model for “Population-based Mental Health” and demonstrates emerging practices that link individuals to needed evidence-based resources.

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