Local Nonprofit Offers Free Wellness Resources to Healthcare Workers Dealing with COVID Burnout

COVID burnout is real, and healthcare workers are continuing to get hit hard. The Sufi Psychology Institute’s campaign, “Caring for Our Caregivers,” is looking to address the issue — one free wellness offering at a time.

A medical workers disinfects cleans personal protective equipment.
A medical workers disinfects cleans personal protective equipment. As Illinois marks the one-year anniversary of its first COVID-19 case, one doctor is reflecting on treating the state's earliest patients. John Locher / Associated Press
A medical workers disinfects cleans personal protective equipment.
A medical workers disinfects cleans personal protective equipment. As Illinois marks the one-year anniversary of its first COVID-19 case, one doctor is reflecting on treating the state's earliest patients. John Locher / Associated Press

Local Nonprofit Offers Free Wellness Resources to Healthcare Workers Dealing with COVID Burnout

COVID burnout is real, and healthcare workers are continuing to get hit hard. The Sufi Psychology Institute’s campaign, “Caring for Our Caregivers,” is looking to address the issue — one free wellness offering at a time.

For those of us who are not healthcare workers, we can only imagine the physical and emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on our friends, family members and neighbors on those frontlines.

Many studies help put this in perspective. They show a recent rise in burnout among healthcare workers. The personal effects of COVID-19 only exacerbated underlying pre-pandemic burnout while adding new stress.

Experts point to better self-care and tending to behavioral health as the prime solutions. But many healthcare workers fear admitting to any mental health conditions that could put them at risk for having their licenses revoked.

Well, Chicago-based nonprofit, The Sufi Psychology Institute, and their “Caring for Our Caregivers” campaign is working to address this. The organization donates stress relieving wellness resources to healthcare professionals and hospitals suffering from COVID burnout.

Founder and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh joined Reset to discuss what inspired her to help frontline healthcare workers.