Your Mental Health Matters
As a healthcare professional, you may experience situations and challenges unique to your job that can impact your mental health. Mental health concerns can affect your wellbeing in more ways than one. But, you are not alone in this.
According to a survey shared by the CDC:
of healthcare workers reported being stressed out and stretched too thin
of healthcare workers shared being emotionally and physically exhausted
of nurses reported that they were not getting enough emotional support
Recruiters that Listen
Our travelers choose to continue working with us because we care. We're here to listen to your needs and advocate on your behalf.
Our team of in-house RN's have been in your shoes and are ready to help you navigate any clinical situation or concern.
Our Employee Assistance Program offers access to emotional, legal and life assistance for added peace of mind.
We offer our travelers access to an online therapy platform, Talkspace, for you to connect with a licensed behavioral therapist.
Day-1 Health Benefits
Helping Others Live Better means health coverage that starts on your very first day.
Dedicated Support Teams
From payroll to credentialing to benefits, your support teams have your back no matter the situation.
You may experience rapid heart rate, muscle tension, headaches, GI distress, difficulty breathing, high startle response, nausea, nightmares or flashbacks, or chronic exhaustion.
Stress may impact your sleep where you experience nightmares, trouble falling asleep, or trouble staying asleep.
Stress can also impact your emotions and can lead to anger, fear, frustration, irritability, anxiety, sadness, guilt, or difficulty maintaining emotional balance.
Difficulty Thinking Clearly
You may experience difficulty with thinking clearly, such as disorientation or confusion, difficulty problem-solving or making decisions, difficulty concentrating, or remembering instructions.
When you are stressed, you may recognize some problematic behaviors such as unnecessary risk taking or increased use of alcohol or drugs to numb.
Stress can also impact how you interact with others, potentially resulting in blaming others, conflicts with coworkers or family members, withdrawal and isolations, or becoming clingy or needy.
Meditation is a mindfulness technique that can help you cope with stress and bring a sense of calm and peace. There are numerous apps and free resources available to help guide you if you are just learning how to meditate, like Headspace.Headspace Meditations
Incorporating exercise into your life can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and can positively impact your overall mood.FitOn
Support from a licensed therapist can provide you with the skills and support you need to manage your mental health. Talkspace is a digital space for mental health support and available to Host Healthcare travelers through our EAP.Talkspace
Your diet can play a big role in your overall wellbeing. Studies have found that eating nutrient-rich foods can help improve your mental health, helping improve focus, mood, and even feelings of anxiety and depression.
Operation Happy Nurse
Operation Happy Nurse is a resource for nurses to help cope with the mental and emotional strain of your work. They are on a mission to help all nurses struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression.Operation Happy Nurse
The Emotional PPE Project
The emotional PPE Project is a directory that provides contact information of volunteer mental health practitioners to healthcare workers.The Emotional PPE Project
Mental Health Emergency Resources
Safe Call Now
Crisis referral service for public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their families. Call 206-459-3020.Safe Call Now
Crisis Text Line
24/7 crisis support for frontline health workers from trained crisis responders. Text “HOME” to 741741Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call or Text to 988988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Disaster Distress Helpline
A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline providing crisis counseling for those in emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746Disaster Distress Helpline
Nurse Suicide Prevention
Resource from the ANA to help you identify someone at risk of suicide, aid in suicide prevention, and grieving over the loss of a co-worker.Nurse Suicide Prevention
Co-Workers & Preventing Suicide
Resource to help you identify and respond to co-workers who may be at risk of suicide.Preventing Suicide
Columbia Community Card
Screening tool you can use to evaluate next steps if you are concerned about the safety and mental health of someone that you know.Columbia Community Card
 Mental Health America . The mental health of healthcare workers in COVID-19. https://mhanational.org/mental-health-healthcare-workers-covid-19
 American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The Well-being initiative. https://www.apna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/APNA-Nurses-Guide-to-Locating-Mental-Health-Support-and-Services.pdf
Recruiters You’ll Love
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Jenny from Host Healthcare was my partner and I's first recruiter when we started traveling, and so far we haven't even considered partnering with anyone else. She is friendly, punctual, and has led us to some fantastic places. The pay is great, we've never felt pressured into anything, and we finally feel like we're working to live instead of living to work. She even goes over and above to make sure we are both comfortable at our new location; I can't say enough good things about her or Host Healthcare.
I have had two different recruiters through Host, both have been wonderful. My current recruiter Elyse is very professional, timely, and always follows up on any questions or concerns I have. The app and time clock are easy to use and the software is user friendly. I chose to work with Host for my first travel assignment and am so glad I did.
Elyse Himmelstein is incredibly responsive, professional, and always goes above and beyond to ensure that her people have a positive experience. She is a great communicator, and I always feel well-informed and prepared when deciding on a contract. Elyse takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions, and is always there to provide support and guidance throughout the entire process. Elyse and Host have been nothing but the best.