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HEAR Plus MINDBODYSTRONG: A Mental Health Resiliency Intervention for Nurses

2022 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $1,498,914
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Ohio State University

Judy Davidson, DNP, R.N.

Judy Davidson, DNP, R.N.
University of California San Diego

Inside the Research

Nurses have a higher suicide rate than the general population. They also experience high rates of burnout and depression that adversely impact health care quality and safety. This study will test a combination of an interactive, anonymous suicide screening program developed by AFSP along with a digitized version of a cognitive behavioral skills-building program previously shown to reduce emotional distress in clinicians. If effective, this intervention could be used to reduce depression and suicide risk throughout the nursing profession and serve as a model for other health care professions.