Pandemics and quarantines are known to cause a significant increase in mental health and substance use issues. In the sections below you will find information on how to screen your patients, scripts to use with patients, and resources for patients, including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients and many specific populations.
All healthcare providers need to be aware of rapidly rising rates of traumatic stress reactions, elder abuse, child abuse, substance abuse, and sleep difficulties during and after the pandemic.
Age-Based Tools for COVID-Specific Issues & Screening
General information on impact of pandemics
Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Informed Interventions for the Health Care Workforce - an American Hospital Association (AHA) guide, released in October 2022.
This brief guide offers a curated list of 12 evidence-informed interventions that hospitals and health systems can implement to reduce the risk of suicide among health care workers. Hospitals and health systems are encouraged to select the interventions and metrics that fit their needs and to customize a pathway to suicide prevention for their employees.