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A mental health message from Division Chief Nursing Executive: “It’s okay to not be okay”

Since January 19, when the first U.S. coronavirus case sent shockwaves across the country, nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists and other healthcare workers have been on the frontlines of COVID-19.  Day in and day out, caregivers courageously suit up in personal protective wear (PPE) to take care of their patients and communities. As the pandemic surges…
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HCA Healthcare collaborates with EVERFI to launch a digital mental health course for students

HCA Healthcare is proud to announce a collaboration with EVERFI, an international technology company driving social change through education, to launch an interactive, mental health and wellness digital education course for middle and high school students in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. With more than 2,000 sites of care, including 186 hospitals, in communities…
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COVID-19: HCA Healthcare launches series of virtual events to raise suicide prevention awareness

This World Suicide Prevention Day, HCA Healthcare is launching a series of virtual events to highlight caregiver and community resources to support individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression. Quarantine. Physical distancing. Stay-at-home order. The very strategies that have helped to keep us physically healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic have had an adverse impact on…
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Making mental health a priority: HCA Healthcare rolls out new resources for colleagues

The high-stakes environment of COVID-19 has created unprecedented mental health challenges for nurses and caregivers around the world. A veteran in psychiatric nursing, Dr. Amy Rushton, vice president of behavioral health services for HCA Healthcare, details the unique stressors that the pandemic presents. Dr. Rushton also sheds light on how HCA Healthcare is prioritizing and…
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Mental Health Month takes on new meaning in the midst of COVID-19

Three months in to the pandemic, we find ourselves in the middle of Mental Health Month, observed annually in May. The circumstances of COVID-19 leave many grappling with isolation, anxiety and fear. There has never been a more important time to monitor your mental well-being and that of your loved ones. At HCA Healthcare, we…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you or a loved one have been directly or indirectly…
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