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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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HCA Healthcare psychiatrist: how to handle your grief during the holidays

The holidays should be a time of tremendous joy. But when you’ve experienced a loss—especially if that loss is recent—the season can bring painful feelings of sorrow to the surface. Below, a psychiatrist with HCA Healthcare offers strategies to get you through the “holiday blues”. Grief manifests differently in different people. It often accompanies the…
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HCA Healthcare and The Jason Foundation strengthen youth suicide prevention efforts

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month comes to a close, HCA Healthcare sat down with The Jason Foundation to offer perspective on the youth suicide epidemic. Read on, join the conversation and help raise awareness on suicide prevention. On July 16, 1997, Clark Flatt’s world was turned upside down. His 16 year-old son, Jason, committed suicide.…
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It’s official! ‘Burnout’ defined and recognized as a medical diagnosis

Are you feeling physically or emotionally exhausted? Unmotivated, increasingly cynical, or detached from coworkers? If so, you may be on the road to burnout. Yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handbook, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), that guides medical providers in diagnosing…
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