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Hope for the Healers ECHO

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Supporting Resiliency in Health Care Providers in the Time of COVID

Our health care workers have given so much to care for our communities during the COVID pandemic, often times at the expense of their physical and emotional health. 


With a population in such need and a duty to reach and support our heroic health care workers, the Help for  the Healer ECHO will provide a platform to support individuals and organizations on the front line of caring for patients and communities during COVID. 


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 during COVID. 


What Does the Help for the Healer ECHO offer?

  • Support for resilience, self-care and organizational opportunities addressed at health care workers. 
  • Collaboration and ongoing learning with specialists and other clinicians, including but not limited to: 
    • Members from psychiatric medicine 
    • Counseling services 
    • Health and wellness specialists 
  • Allows a space for other community health and mental health care workers to learn and be supported.  
  • 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. 

Why Help for the Healer ECHO?

  • The continued presence and exacerbation of the COVID virus across the United States, and more notably in Oklahoma, the strain on health care workers is of increasing concern. 
  • A recent survey from Mental Health America notes that:  
    • 93% of health care workers completing the survey reported they were 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. 



Every other Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00 pm CST  

To Join this ECHO session registration is a one-time requirement.  You will then receive the connection information the Friday before the session and the day of the session.  





Sessions will address multiple topics including but not limited to:

  • Stress and the Body: Fundamentals of the mind/body connection
  • Supporting Health Relationships
  • Coping with the Financial Consequences of Pandemic
  • Finding Gratitude
  • Organizational Wellness
  • Sleep
  • Parenting in the Time of Uncertainty
  • Grief and Moral Injury  



Sara Coffey, DO (Team Lead)

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; OSU-CHS

Jason Beaman, DO, MS, MPH, FAPA

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; OSU-CHS

Jen Hartman, Eds, LPC, RPT, NCC

Student Counselor; OSU-CHS

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

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

Jesse Chaffin, MPH

Health and Wellness Manager; OSU-CHS



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