Free Virtual Support Groups and Resources for Healthcare Professionals on the Frontlines

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Parkdale Center is committed to treating healthcare professionals and those on the front lines, as they provide critical care to patients in need. As a substance use disorder and dual diagnosis treatment facility, we understand these firsthand risk factors that, if left untreated, could lead to other problems.

As frontline workers, you are suddenly and regularly dealing with significant quantities of stress, anxiety, and trauma that our bodies and minds are oftentimes not prepared or equipped to handle. Without healthy means of coping and professional support, maladaptive responses to these repeated traumatic events will likely result in mental breakdowns, emotional instability, physical health manifestations, or increased drug or alcohol use.


Education and prevention are key.
 

This is why Parkdale has developed a program specifically for frontline workers during these unprecedented and dangerous times. Our moderated virtual support groups for frontline healthcare professionals are free for those on the front lines and serves as:

  • A comprehensive resource hub designed to provide support.
  • A safe refuge so that you can care for yourself first in order to have the capacity to care for others more effectively.

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Online Peer and Moderated Support Groups

Join healthcare peers or prominent experts as they share information and methods on dealing with trauma, stress, burn-out, recovery, and how to maintain self-care during tumultuous times. Meetings are open 15 minutes before designated start time. Log in early as space is limited. Meeting frequency will increase as needed, and topics may be added with your requests and suggestions. If meeting attendance verification is required, please email that address that is attached to the meeting. Please submit any other questions or requests to info@SupportTheFront.com.

 


Support Group 1, Frontline Healthcare Provider Support:

If you are a healthcare provider, please join us at one of these open sessions. Meet your colleagues, share your stories, give and take hope to each other, and destress after a long shift. Know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer). 


Topics and Meeting Schedule:

Topic: Moderated Healthcare Professional's Support Group - Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, Fear

Time: Every Monday 7:00 PM Central Time
https://us02web.zoom/us/j/82887085686+1 312 626 6799 US 
Meeting ID: 828 8708 5686 
Moderated By: Jamie M.
Session provided by The Herstel Network
Contact: kgufstafson@theherstelnetwork.com

Topic: Open Nursing Support Group
Time: Every Wednesday 6:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/97480171146+1 312 626 6799 US 
Meeting ID: 974 8017 1146
For any questions, please contact mrswalthour@gmail.com
Topic: U.S. Veterans/Healthcare Provider Support Group
Time: Every Thursday 6:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/96371632142+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 963 7163 2142
For any questions, please contact tameesch@gmail.com
Topic: Guided Meditation and Breathing for Immune Support and Stress Management
Time: Every Thursday 6:00 PM Central Time
Contact Anatoli for login info at: apakacupuncture@gmail.com
All are welcome, please pass along and attend.
Topic: Moderated Healthcare Professional's Support Group - Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, Fear

Time: Every Friday 8:00 PM Central Time
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81738958021+1 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 817 3895 8021
Moderated By: Ryan S. 
Session provided by The Herstel Network
Contact: kgufstafson@theherstelnetwork.com

Topic: Moderated Healthcare Professional's Support Group - Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, Fear

Time: Every Saturday 10:00 AM Central Time
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82026442853+1 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 820 2644 2853
Moderated By: Tim F. 
Session provided by The Herstel Network
Contact: kgufstafson@theherstelnetwork.com

Topic: U.S. Veterans/Healthcare Provider Support Group
Time: Every Sunday 9:00 AM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/96885136261
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 968 8513 6261
For any questions, please contact tameesch@gmail.com

 


Support Group 2, Family Members and Loved Ones' Support:

If you are a family member or the spouse of a healthcare provider on the front lines and struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, worry about the unknown or the safety of your loved one, join us here. Know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer). 


Topics and Meeting Schedule:

Topic: Guided Meditation and Breathing for Immune Support and Stress Management

Time: Every Thursday 6:00 PM Central Time
Contact Anatoli for login info at: apakacupuncture@gmail.com
All are welcome, please pass along and attend. 

 

Topic: Family Support Group Meeting

Time: Every Monday 6:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/92906149851
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 929 0614 9851 
Moderated By: Irene M. and Christian G.
Contact: imartin@parkdalecenter.com
Contact: cgabrano@parkdalecenter.com 

Topic: Supporting my Loved One
Time: TBD
Topic: Parenting Through the Pandemic
Time: TBD
Topic: Self-Care and Stress/Anxiety
Time: TBD
Topic: Self-Care and Grief/Loss
Time: TBD


Support Group 3, Healthcare Provider Addiction and Recovery Support:

If you are a healthcare provider and struggling with addiction or alcoholism currently or in the past, we are here to help support you through these difficult times. These groups provide a safe place to come together and support each other as we move through these stressful and trying times. Some groups are closed, invitational, and password-protected to ensure you can share your experience with the confidence in knowing it will be kept confidential. As risk factors for addiction and alcoholism are at its highest right now, know that you are not alone. (Unless otherwise noted in the meeting description, all sessions are moderated by a healthcare peer). 


Topics and Meeting Schedule:

Topic: Big Book-Closed AA Meeting
Time: Every Monday 7:30 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/97887476653
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 978 8747 6653
Topic: AA/Open Speaker/Discussion
Time: Every Tuesday 5:30 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/92115683780
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 921 1568 3780
Topic: AA/Open Speaker/Discussion
Time: Every Tuesday 7:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/9459885369
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 945 9885 3869
Topic: CRNA-Caduceus Meeting for all Advanced Practice Providers
Time: Every Wednesday 7:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/694313656
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 694 313 656
Session provided by: The Herstel Network
Contact kgustafson@theherstelnetwork.com for password access
Topic: CRNA/Anesthetists In Recovery

Time: Every Friday 7:00 PM Central Time
https://nl.zoom.us/j/3022491703
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 302 249 1703
Contact bridget.petrillo@gmail.com for password access

 

Topic: AA/12x12 Meeting
Time: Every Saturday 9:00 AM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/99760398749
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 997 6039 8749
Topic: Nursing Support Group
Time: Every Saturday 10:00 AM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/99760398749
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 997 6039 8749
For any questions, please contact mrswalthour@gmail.com
Topic: Guided Meditation and Breathing for Immune Support and Stress
Time: Every Thursday 6:00 PM Central Time
https://zoom.us/j/99114224432+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 991 1422 4432
Moderated by Anatoli at: apakacupuncture@gmail.com
All are welcome, please pass along and attend.





Support Group 4:

These sessions are made available for all NorthStar Anesthesia front line health care providers, employees, and independent contractors providing care throughout the country.  Sessions are facilitated by a trained clinician and will provide additional resources, support, guidance and confidential information sharing.  Please join us at one of the following sessions. (Space is limited so plan to arrive early to secure your spot.) 


Topics and Meeting Schedule:

Topic: Fear - Providing for family, keeping them safe, and caring for my patients.
Target Audience: Detroit Medical Center, NorthStar Anesthesia
Time: Every Tuesday 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/93459901997
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 934 5900 1997 
Info@supportthefront.com
Topic: Managing workload, finances, family and health
Target Audience: Detroit Medical Center, NorthStar Anesthesia Employees
Time: Every Thursday 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/97163012196
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 971 6301 2196 
Info@supportthefront.com
Topic: Grief - Dealing with the loss of a patient during the pandemic
Target Audience: Mercy Nazareth Hospital, NorthStar Anesthesia Employees
Time: Every Wednesday 7:00 PM Easter Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/93246392597
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 932 4639 2597
Info@supportthefront.com
Topic: Grief - Dealing with the loss of a patient during the pandemic
Target Audience: 
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital NorthStar Anesthesia Employees
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital NorthStar Anesthesia Employees 
Time: Every Wednesday 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/97226100173
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 972 2610 0173
Info@supportthefront.com
Topic: Stress - Managing workload, finances, family and health

Target Audience: 
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital NorthStar Anesthesia Employees
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital NorthStar Anesthesia Employees
Time: Every Friday 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
https://zoom.us/j/9621526337
+1 312 626 6799 US
Meeting ID: 926 1526 3377
Info@supportthefront.com

 

Would you like to help moderate additional groups?
Are you a counselor, mental health or addiction provider and want to help?
Contact us here

Resource Hub

Additional Resources for Healthcare Professionals on the Frontlines

Webinars/Videos

  • Topics: 
        Mental Health Issues and Coping
        Guided Meditation and Release for Stress
        Difficulty Sleeping
        Tips for Improving Mental Health
        Managing Social Isolation
        Coping With Job Loss
        What is Anxiety? 
        Depressed Mood?
        PTSD
        Drinking More Than Intended? 

        Visit: https://psychhub.com/covid-19/covid-healthcare-professionals/covid-healthcare-videos/
Hotlines
  • Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/campaigns/covid-19/
  • AANA Peer Assistance Helpline for drugs/alcohol concerns: 800-654-5167 (24/7 confidential live support and resources for CRNAs/SRNAs)

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Hotline: 800-273-TALK
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Hotline: 800-656-4673 (support, resources, and referrals by trained support specialists)
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Coronavirus Resources
To provide support in the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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