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Partnership to provide mental health support for health care workers

CHESTERTON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Parkdale Center in Chesterton has partnered with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists to launch the “Support The Front” program. The center, which provides treatment services for substance use disorder, says the program aims to help health

care professionals dealing with grief, trauma, exhaustion and fear.

The organization says the partnership will provide free virtual support groups, including peer support and sessions with mental health clinicians, for all front-line health care workers.

“Across the nation, people are taking cover and isolating themselves, while health care professionals are put in harm’s way daily,” said Rodrigo Garcia, chief executive officer of the Parkdale Center. “They are witnessing the unimaginable. Providing care to COVID-19 patients, health care professions are seeing first-hand the uncertainty and progression of the virus. They also worry about their own health, which takes an emotional, mental and physical toll.”

The partners say the virtual support groups will be free for all health care professionals serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You can learn more about the program by clicking here.