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Healthcare providers experience extreme stress that can take a toll.

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Take a breather from life’s chatter

Need a moment of calm? Follow this short video any time you want to slow down and reduce your stress.

Changing the Conversation Around Mental Health and Wellness at Work

Dentists, along with other healthcare providers, may experience professional burnout, stress, anxiety, and depression at a high rate. Understanding mental health and taking actionable steps towards wellness are key strategies to reach a life full of purpose, gratifying relationships, and connection. In this episode, guest Alexa James, chief executive officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago, shares action steps dental leaders can take to foster mental health among their teams and themselves. James underscores ways to recognize signs that someone may be struggling with their mental health. She shares resources to support dental team leaders in addressing the stressors of the pandemic and beyond.

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Support your entire team’s mental wellness

The ADA teamed up with NAMI Chicago to develop wellness programming and ways to support members and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provided in part through a grant to the ADA from Crest + Oral-B, these resources were designed to help new dentists and their teams support each other’s mental wellness.

The Ultimate Workplace Mental Health Toolkit, created in partnership with Launchways, includes:

  • Key mental wellness concepts
  • Guidance on an overall approach to workplace mental health
  • Quizzes and surveys that can help start the conversation among your team

Download the Ultimate Workplace Mental Health Toolkit (PDF).

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Hope For The Day

Hope For The Day (HFTD) is a non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. Below are info sheets regarding mental health and the workplace + dental profession.

Wellness: Prioritizing Your Mental Health - Dr. Diana Dill
Your mental health

Self-care supports excellent patient care (and a healthy practice, too). Here’s how to make your well-being a top priority.