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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Rider

5 Steps to Help Healthcare workers manage stress

Discover Effective Ways to Stay Resilient and Find Balance in Your Daily Schedule

Feeling overwhelmed with the demands of your healthcare profession? You're not alone. Stress is an inevitable part of the healthcare world, but there are proactive steps you can take to manage it effectively. Dr. Aparna Atluru, Marvin's Chief Medical Officer, shares her insightful advice on developing a stress management plan tailored specifically for healthcare workers.

1. Take Inventory: Identify Your Stressors

Dr. Atluru advises starting by acknowledging stress triggers in your daily life. From managing critical deadlines at work to juggling personal responsibilities, it's essential to acknowledge the sources of stress before finding effective solutions.

2. Discover Your Unique Coping Strategies

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to managing stress. Each healthcare professional has their own unique coping strategies that work best for them. Whether taking deep breaths, going for a mindful walk, or listening to music, Listening to music can help the psychological stress response. Dr. Atluru emphasizes the importance of exploring various techniques without judgment.

3. Discern the Good from the Harmful

As you examine your coping methods, discern the ones that are truly beneficial in the long run. While venting frustrations through yelling might provide momentary relief, it can adversely affect your relationships. Instead. opt for alternatives like walking away until the angry moment has passed, distract yourself by going outside or engage in healthier practices that promote stress reduction and physical well-being.

4. Seek Professional Support

Dr. Atluru emphasizes that seeking guidance from a neutral third party can be transformative. Meeting with a therapist or counselor doesn't necessarily mean committing to long-term therapy; even a brief, one-time consultation can have a profound impact on your well-being. Marvin's behavioral health therapists can help you develop effective stress management tools and strategies.

5. Put Your Plan into Action

Once you've identified the most effective ways to manage stress, it's time to implement your personalized stress management plan. Having these skills in place will help you to cultivate a healthier perspective, as you navigate the challenges of your healthcare career.

Discover Support at Your Fingertips

Seeking therapy shouldn't feel daunting, especially when your well-being is paramount. With Marvin's behavioral health services, finding professional support has never been easier or more accessible. Our safe, private, and convenient platform allows you to connect with a therapist from home. Whether you need guidance during a tough experience or ongoing support for personal growth, our compassionate therapists are just a call or video chat away.

Discover a better path to stress management and well-being with Marvin. Make your health a priority, and embark on a journey to a healthier, more resilient you.

Note: This expert advice is provided by Dr. Aparna Atluru, Marvin's Chief Medical Officer. Stress management strategies may vary for individuals, and seeking guidance and support from a professional is recommended. About Marvin

Marvin is a personalized behavioral health service for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers. Its concierge-level mental health program is developed in partnership with integrated health systems. It provides 24/7 care, including 1:1 teletherapy, meditations, and community programming, specifically oriented toward each patient and their needs. Patients receive support from top licensed therapists. All interactions are confidential, HIPAA-compliant, and end-to-end encrypted. For more information on Marvin, please visit

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