Mental Health Support for Healthcare Workers


What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.

Mental Health Conditions

Mental illnesses are disorders, ranging from mild to severe, that affect a person’s thinking, mood, and/or behavior. 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-in-five adults live with a mental illness.

Many factors contribute to mental health conditions, including:

– Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

– Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

– Family history of mental health problems

The mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers

Mental health is an aspect of a person's wellbeing related to their psychological and emotional state. 

Much like physical health, mental health is an important aspect for individuals to be able to recognize and manage. 

Challenges to mental health can arise from personal life or work and are important topics to discuss.

Preventative strategies for mental health

Preventative strategies for mental health may be approached at both the organizational and individual levels. 

This offers both blanket strategies to protect and nourish healthcare worker resilience, alongside allowing individuals to be proactive in stress management.

Responsive interventions for mental health crises

While preventative strategies are important for healthcare workers to avert mental health crises potentially, intervention strategies should also be in place.

Digital platforms, for example, including websites and mobile applications, can provide easily accessible information for overcoming stress reactions. 

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