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THRIVE: Fostering Wellness

No doubt about it – 2020 has been a tough year. We offer these resources, curated by and for the anatomy community, to support your mental health and emotional resilience during uncertainty, particularly as we close out this calendar year. Have a resource to share? Please, contact us.

Information shared here is not a substitute for, and should not be construed as, medical advice and is provided as informational only. If you are experiencing a life-threatening or medical emergency, please call 911. If you are contemplating self-harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “Hello” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 in the US or Canada (85258 in the UK, 50808 in Ireland).

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THRIVE On-Demand Webinars

AAA Webinars

The following are available to members only. To view these (and more) recorded webinars, log in to our Webinar Archives.

Webinars from Other Sources

Clinician Well-Being and Resilience: What the Data Show and How We Move Forward (AAMC)

Mental Health Matters: Finding Space in a University Setting (FASEB)

Supporting Minority Medical Student Mental Health (AAMC)

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Calm meditation and mindfulness app

Environments field recordings of nature (and other) sounds to aid relaxation or function as white noise

Headspace 10-day mindfulness program and training

Liberate app designed by/for Black people to include culturally relevant practices

Library of apps from Meditation Oasis, including breathing, walking, sleeping, and more

MyLife: Stop. Breathe. Think. for stress assessment and reduction

Smiling Mind app for adults and children


THRIVE Tips & Tools

Free tools from The Wellness Society

National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

Recognizing stress symptoms, a stress first aid tool published by the National Fallen Firefighters Association

Recommendations Regarding Health Services for Medical Students (AAMC)

Talkspace online therapy and psychiatry

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THRIVE Connect

Stay connected with fellow members At Home with AAA

Join a community of your peers on Anatomy Connected

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AAA Anatomy Lab playlist on Spotify 

The Happiness Lab podcast

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Caring for Yourself & Others During the COVID 19 Pandemic: Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress (01:00:47) by The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Culture-centered Disaster Mental Health Counseling (C-DMHC) Credentialing Program (00:03:00) by the Xavier Center for Traumatic Stress Research

How Covid-19 Has Affected the Mental Health of Frontline Workers (00:02:12) by Bloomberg

Managing Stress and Improving Self-Care in a COVID-19 Environment (00:05:38) by the Duke University School of Nursing