Mental Health Resources for Health Care Workers and Responders

In recognition of the importance of mental health as an integral component of overall health, we have compiled a few mental health resources for MRC members.

Flourish: Self-Care and Resiliency

This 4-week virtual series is free and open to those who identify as frontline staff: first responders, educators, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, those who work at social service agencies, and other essential workers living in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

Flourish: Self-Care and Resiliency is a wellbeing series based on Mind-Body Medicine, and is proven to reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and improve overall quality of life. Participants will learn a variety of mind-body practices designed to promote a sense of calm, joy, connection, and inner strength.

Participants will experience:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Guided movement and meditation
  • Expressive writing

Virtual Flourish:

  • Four-week virtual series
  • 1.5 hours per session
  • Learn and develop the tools and skills to practice independently
  • Self-reflection practice

Upcoming Flourish Series

Early registration is suggested as space is limited.

  • Tuesdays, May 18 - June 8 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Register HERE (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesdays, June 1 - June 22 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Register HERE
  • Participants are expected to attend all sessions in the series.
  • Contact Kate Taylor with any questions at: 

COVID Cares Support Service

Minnesota health care workers can get help managing stress and emotions during difficult times. These 20-minute calls are safe, anonymous, and private between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Minnesota Warmline

  • The Minnesota Warmline provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls are answered by a team of professionally trained Certified Peer Specialists, who have first hand experience living with a mental health condition.

Where to Turn for Mental Health Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Resources for Health Care workers from The Minnesota Department of Health 

Three stress-management techniques for frontline workers

  • Resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness