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Help for the Healer

Help for the Healer ECHO

Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with mental health and wellness experts.


The curriculum is aimed at supporting provider resiliency and caring for the care giver, healer, and helper after the COVID pandemic.


Who Should Join?

This ECHO Program is designed for all audience types with any credentials who are looking to find additional knowledge of self-care not only for their patients/organization, but for themselves as well.



This ECHO Program runs every Friday, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m / CST.


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What Does the Help for the Healer ECHO Program offer?

  • Provides a platform to support individuals and organizations on caring for patients and communities after the COVID pandemic.
  • Support for resilience, self-care and organizational opportunities addressed at health care workers and administrators
  • Collaboration and ongoing learning with specialists and other clinicians, including but not limited to:
    • Members from psychiatric medicine
    • Counseling services
    • Health and wellness specialists
    • Art/Music Therapy
  • Focusing both on individual self-care didactics and exercises that participants can engage in; as well as, agency and organizational efforts to support self-care and resilience in the workplace setting.
  • Free CME for health care professionals *certain conditions apply


Why Help for the Healer?

As the physical threat of the COVID pandemic has decreased, the concerns of a mental health crisis continue. Hospital systems continue to struggle with staffing and retention which increases the risk of burnout, moral injury, and patient errors.

  • A recent survey from Mental Health America notes that:  
      • 93% of health care workers completing the survey reported experiencing stress
      • 86% reported experiencing anxiety
      • 77% reported frustration
      • 76% reported exhaustion and burnout
      • 75% said they were overwhelmed.
    • Emotional impacts extend beyond primary care and hospital medicine clinicians and employees to mental health care workers and others. 



Sessions will address multiple topics including but not limited to:

  • Stress and the Body
  • Supporting Healthy Relationships
  • Gratitude
  • Self-Care
  • Rejuvenation
  • Focus
  • Creative Outlets
  • Burnout
  • Mindfulness Exercises



Sara Coffey, DO 

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; OSU-CHS


Swapne Deshpande, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; OSU-CHS

M. Shawn Cooper, Jr., MA, LPC, BHWC

Student Counselor, Office of Student Life & Wellness; OSU-CHS


Nikkole Resciniti

Project ECHO Clinical Coordinator

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