Blue Shield of California Resources
Crisis Resources & Hotlines
Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: This is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to receive support and local referrals.
Website: Crisis Text Line
Phone: Text “HOME” to 741-741
Description: This is a confidential, 24-hour suicide prevention text line. Text “HOME” to 741-741 to receive support and local referrals.
Description: The Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.
Website (and online chat): Veteran Crisis Line >
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Website: National Domestic Violence Hotline
Description: The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). You can also chat online at the website above.
Website: The Trevor Project
Description: The Trevor Project’s trained counselors are here to support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. Text and online chat is available on the website above.
Website: Teen Health & Wellness Hotline List
Description: A list of hotlines for teens facing issues ranging from bullying and abuse to drugs and eating disorders.
NeuroFlow Referral Partners
Website: Brightside Health
Description: Brightside offers plans that cover virtual medication management, therapy and both. Brightside is a good virtual option for all severity levels. Brightside is in network nationally with Cigna, Allegiance, Aetna, UHC, and Optum.
Website: Array Behavioral Care
Description: Array at home offers virtual therapy and psychiatry services in all 50 states. Array is in network with a variety of insurance providers to understand coverage check out this map.
Website: Lifestance Health
Description: Lifestance offers both in person and virtual therapy and psychiatry services. Lifestance has clinicians who cover many specialties including couples counseling, eating disorders, and OCD. Lifestance is in network with many insurances across the country.
Therapy & Treatment Finder
Website: SAMHSA National Helpline
Description: This treatment referral and information service is confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Website: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Description: Identify mental health and substance use providers or facilities to provide specialty treatments in your area.
Description: Looking for a Therapist? Contact your Case Manager for more information about providers in your network and how to schedule an appointment.
Website: Alcohol Treatment Navigator
Description: The Navigator helps to identify providers and facilities offering evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Video: Making Mental Health Referrals
Description: Watch the video above for tips about making a referral to mental health specialist.
Mental Health Organizations
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance use disorders and mental illnesses.
Website: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Description: The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.
Website: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5)
Description: The website of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides complementary information to its print edition about the classification, assessment, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders.
Website: Mental Health America
Description: Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.
Website: LGBT National Help Center
Description: The LGBT National Help Center provides an online peer-support chat as well as free, confidential counseling over the phone for the LGBT community. Additional resources can be found on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website.
Website: Office of Minority Health
Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website provides statistics, news and treatment information.
Website: National Council on Aging
Description: The National Council on Aging promotes programs that help seniors cope with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, addiction and more.
Website: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Description: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Mindfulness activities such as controlled breathing, meditation and guided imagery have been shown to help reduce stress. According to research mindfulness activities have several benefits for physical and mental health. Some of the strongest health benefits include: improving mood, reducing stress, helping cope with physical pain and improving brain functioning.
StressRemedy has a selection of free guided meditation exercises that you can try.
Below are a few audio guides that can help with practicing slowing down thoughts and reconnecting the mind and body:
Journaling has been shown to decrease blood pressure, ease symptoms of depression, and improve immune functioning. Research indicated that journaling reduces blood pressure, improves mood, and decreases absenteeism.
Article: Journaling: A Valuable Tool for Registered Nurses >
Article: The Benefits of Journaling >
Yoga can help reduce the feelings of stress, helping to release the body and mind from a state of “fight-or-flight”, and bringing it into a state of “rest-and-digest”, by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
- Video Playlist: Sample of Yoga Videos Available in the NeuroFlow App >
- Article: Yoga for Burnout >
- Article: 5 Yoga Poses to Overcome Burnout >
- Website: Down Dog >
Yoga for Beginners from Down Dog is FREE for healthcare professionals through July 1st 2021
Listening to or playing music is a great way to help manage burnout. Music is extremely powerful when it comes to stress-management and relaxation. It can aid in meditation, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and helps decrease stress hormone levels.
Regular physical activity can improve quality of life and relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and depression. You may notice a “feel good” sensation immediately following your workout and also see an improvement in overall well-being over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of your life.
Article: Working Out to Relieve Stress >
Sleep is critical to a healthy mind and healthy body. Research has shown that people with burnout have significantly higher insomnia troubles, sleep fragmentation, and non-restorative sleep. In addition, burnout subjects have higher levels of anxiety and depression scores. Improving sleep doesn’t happen quickly, but there are some steps you can take to improve sleep hygiene that can get you on the road to a better night sleep.
- Article: Read About Healthy Sleep Tips >
- Video: Sleep Hygiene Video >
- Video: Why Do We Have to Sleep >
Choosing healthy foods may help you to feel well and happy. A balanced wholesome diet may help to prevent and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. A diet rich in processed foods with added salt, sugars and fats may lead to poor mental health and exacerbate symptoms of burnout.