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
- 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.
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.
- Call 833-437-3466
- Visit Minnesota Psychiatric Society: COVID Cares Support Service for more information
- 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.
- Resources for Health Care workers from The Minnesota Department of Health
- Resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness