While many throughout the U.S. are coping with the fear and uncertainty of COVID-19 from their homes, essential workers, including health care workers, must expose themselves to the virus every day. Health care workers are also experiencing conditions that have been compared to a war zone, continuously witnessing the direct effects of the pandemic as it spreads throughout communities. It is essential that we provide resources to help health care workers cope with the mental health impact of their work.
From June-September 2020, Mental Health America (MHA) hosted a survey on mhascreening.org to listen to the experiences of health care workers during COVID-19 and to create better resources to help support their mental health as they continue to provide care.
Read the full survey results here.