How NYC Health + Hospitals is supporting its staff’s mental wellness

The update, offered in acknowledgment of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day Sept. 17, concentrates on programs developed to recognize and support psychological health challenges amongst employees.

New York City Health + Hospitals offered an upgrade on staff psychological health care at the 11-hospital safety-net system.

Kelly Gooch –
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Since the COVID-19 peak in New York City, the health system said it has actually seen:.

1. More than 9,000 unit-based health rounds, that include mental health professionals and peer-support teams engaging employees and linking them with resources if asked for.

2. More than 2,300 additional debrief encounters that include group debriefs, one-on-one peer support sessions and wellness events..

3. More than 350 staff members have gone through U.S. Defense Department-developed battle stress training.

4. Nearly 200 calls to its anonymous behavioral health employee-only hotline, which links employees with psychiatrists/ psychologists.

5. About 63,000 sees to respite/wellness rooms.

Find out more about New York City Health + Hospitals psychological health efforts here.

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