Help Us Heal Our Healers
The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) is launching a new program that will provide health care workers the type of release and self-care they need to help them fight COVID-19 burnout and manage their stress during this critical time.
NOAH’s Arts for Resilience in Clinicians (ARC) project will offer health care workers free expressive art programs created to help combat burnout and anxiety, and manage the day-to-day pressures that can impact their mental wellbeing and work performance. Through a series of videos and virtual sessions available online or through a customized app, they will be able to access this vital support tool any time they choose.
Please join us in our effort to bring the comfort and support our health care heroes need now!
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The Care, Compassion, and Relief They Need to Fight COVID-19 Burnout
We’ve seen their stories: health care workers across the country working tirelessly to care for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic. They treat us, hold our hands when our loved ones can’t and provide us the compassion and dignity that assures us our lives matter. But while they care for us, who is caring for them?
Donate today and join us in bringing expressive arts programs directly to our caregivers!
WHAT IS BURNOUT?
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. With increasing demands during the pandemic, this issue is becoming more and more problematic. Help us fight COVID-19 burnout!
Before COVID-19, physician burnout rates ranged between 44-54%. While it is too soon to know how our current health crisis will impact these figures, we know it will only increase, most likely exponentially, over the next few years.
One of the most effective ways of helping clinicians decrease stress and emotional exhaustion leading to burnout is by participating in the arts or art therapy programs. These programs, led by professional artists and art therapists, have shown to have dramatic, and sometimes, immediate impact in such areas as improving mood, job performance, patient/staff relationships, and overall well-being.
Submitted by Wendy Lanxner Here is a link to a magazine article describing current arts in health practice at Johns Hopkins Children's Center: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/articles/healing-arts
Join our effort to support our health care workers as they battle on the frontlines.
Our goal is to offer these programs to every clinician in the country, and each donation helps us launch in another health care facility.
Within the arts lies a powerful but largely untapped force for healing. The arts and science are two sides of the same coin, which is our shared humanity. Our ability to live fulfilling, healthy lives depends on bringing these two forces together.
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If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or learning what you or your company or organization can do to support our efforts, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.