Frontline professionals face many challenges in their day-to-day work life. From the pressure of making sure people get the help and care they need to working long shifts — health care and public safety are stressful fields of work.
When you encounter chronic stress, trauma and the negative effects of shiftwork as a part of your daily work life, an added source of stress like COVID-19 can feel overwhelming. With concerns about passing the virus to family and friends, protective equipment shortages, exposure to financial pressures and long hours — you need support now more than ever.
For many frontline professionals, the pandemic has taken a toll on their mental wellness. And if you are struggling, you are not alone.
We want you to know that NAMI is here to help.
NAMI is pleased to join the #FirstRespondersFirst initiative to support frontline health care and public safety professionals facing the adverse mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This community-centered initiative is called NAMI Frontline Wellness.
As you navigate this site, you will find information and resources specific to your profession. This will include:
- Confidential and professional support
- Peer support
- Techniques to build resilience
- Support for family members
- Information on how to identify signs of a potential mental health emergency
Your bravery and selflessness protect the health and safety of everyone. We want you to know that your mental health and wellness matter, and we are here to lean on for support.
Thanks to our partners for making this program possible.