Staffing Resources and Guidance

Employee Mental Health Support

Free Mental Health Aid Available to CNAs

The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) has free resources for CNAs under its Frontline Healthcare Professionals category. More information about their complimentary, confidential, and virtual support services are at the links as follows:

  • Therapy Aid provides pro-bono therapy for frontline health care professionals, including individual and group support.
  • The Emotional PPE Project connects health care professionals with licensed mental health professionals who can help. This service is free and does not require insurance.
  • COVID Mental Health Support from the Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition offers free mental health support, searchable by area.
  • The Battle Within provides free therapy to medical personnel, first responders and veterans. Private therapists are available to work with individuals in crisis, or who are experiencing grief, anxiety, stress or trauma.
  • 911 At Ease International provides access to free trauma-informed counseling for frontline responders and families, including police, fire, paramedics, emergency medical personnel and other essential agencies.

You may also contact the NAMI HelpLine between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern at 800-950-6264 to access a confidential, professional support.

For immediate assistance, text “SCRUBS” to 741741 at any time. If you are a CNA in need of this support, we urge you to contact them or our office for help.

If you are an administrator or CNA supervisor, we ask that you please share these resources with the CNAs in your facility ASAP.

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