Wellness Resources During COVID-19: 

Coping with Covid Hotline – Helping Our Own

Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry is focused on helping employees on the front lines dealing with the stress caused by COVID-19. The “Coping with Covid Hotline” is available to  hospital workers on the front lines to provide care and in-the-moment support. Please call the main department number at 314-286-1700 for brief emotional support in the setting of this crisis. Callers also have the option to be referred for telehealth appointments with a member of the Psychiatry faculty or referred to Zoom support groups.

Call Hotline: 314-286-1700

More Mental Health Resources

There are many app’s, online support groups, mindfulness resources and other helpful links to help you cope through challenges. Find what works for you to help you find the peace, joy, hope and support you need.

Zoom Support Groups

Zoom support groups will be hosted by WashU Psychiatry faculty. Join support groups and view expert-based videos on key topics for helping people cope with these challenging times.
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App's for Self-Care

  • Calm is a great app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. It has simple meditation tools that can make you feel relaxed, calm and peaceful. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store. Calm is also available in a web version at calm.com.
  • Headspace is great app that makes meditation simple. It teaches people the life changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes to help people stress less and focus more and even sleep better. Headspace now offers free premium access through 2020 for healthcare providers, sign up with your individual NPI at https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19. If you don’t have an NPI, you can request free access using the Form
  • Simple Habit is offering a new, free medication collections designed specifically for stress and anxiety related to COVID-19. Topics include self-care, easing fear, mindful communication with family, and guided yoga. Listen for free here. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
  • Muse is offering a ‘Stress Less” collection of 20 guided meditations by world-renowned practitioners for free within the app. Download it at Google Play or Apple’s App Store

Helping Our Own – #WashUTogether

Faculty and staff from Psychiatry, the Department of Medicine, Human Resources, the Brown School of Social Work and School of Medicine students have worked together to stand up important mental well-being resources and support aimed at helping the community cope with COVID-19.

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Academic Women's Network at Washington University School of Medicine

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