With the insurmountable challenges brought forth by the pandemic and the sudden rise of hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, the Philippine Nurses Association-Metro DC Chapter (PNAMDC), in partnership with Philippine Medical Association-Metropolitan Washington DC (PMAWDC), is honored to launch the Heal the Healers program to foster health and wellness of healthcare workers of Asian descent.
With the generous funding from Asian American Health Initiative, we welcome any health care providers living in Montgomery County to participate in our Well-being Webinar Series, STEPS Challenge, and Peer-to-Peer Support Groups!
Montgomery County Support
The ongoing pandemic may be causing increased stress and anxiety for you, your family members, or friends. Here are some tips that may help:
For more information and resources, visit Mental health and wellness – Covid19 Information Portal, Montgomery County, MD (montgomerycountymd.gov)
Do not suffer in silence. If you are in immediate need of talking to someone about your stress and anxiety, reach out for help by calling:
If you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, open 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or for Spanish 1-888-628-9454.
Health Care Providers Need Support Also!
Responding to disasters is both rewarding and challenging work. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, life-and-death decisions, and separation from family. Stress prevention and management is critical for responders to stay well and to continue to help in the situation. There are important steps responders should take before, during, and after an event. To take care of others, responders must be feeling well and thinking clearly. For more information, visit https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/responders.asp.
When health care providers don’t manage stress effectively, it can cause:
1. Burnout – feelings of extreme exhaustion and being overwhelmed. Signs of burnout:
2. Secondary traumatic stress – stress reactions and symptoms resulting from exposure to another individual’s traumatic experiences, rather than from exposure directly to a traumatic event. Signs of Secondary Traumatic Stress:
If you have these symptoms, acknowledge it and embrace the support available around you.
Decrease stigma among Asian American health care workers and increase participation in mental health programs and willingness to engage in support groups.
Increase participation on mental health programs and support groups of Asian American health care workers.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) support for Nurses: expand the existing program to other health care workers who live Montgomery County. Participants who are identified to have more mental health needs will be referred to a licensed mental health practitioner.
Montgomery County, MD and neighboring counties
Asian-American Mental Health Providers
Disclaimer: The information provided on this site does not, and is not intended to, constitute professional advice related to psychiatric/mental health; instead, all information and content available on this site are for general information purposes only (note that some resources may not be the most up-to-date information). Links to other third-party websites are intended for ease in navigation and should not be, in any way, misconstrued as endorsement or referral.
Alice W. Lee MD, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Layan Zhang, MD, 8929 Shady Grove Ct, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Jae Hoon Kim, PMHNP, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 440, Bethesda, MD 20814
Jimmy Chen, MD, PhD, Suburban Therapy & Treatment Services, 18502 Office Park Drive, Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Emme Ta, M.D., Capital Mental Health, 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1275, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Hei-Jung C. Kim, M.D., Cedarbrook Psychiatric Clinic, L.L.C., 14804 Physicians Lane #122, Rockville, MD 20850
Lisa Sohn PMHNP, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
James Park PMHNP, 3545 Ellicott Mills Drive, Suite 200, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Faith Nguyen, PMHNP, Zenbees Psychiatry and Wellness Services, Frederick, MD 21701
Renee Mao, MD, 1915 I Street Northwest, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006
Maria Trent-Corey MD, 2086 MD-178 UNIT 304, Annapolis, MD 21401
Doc@EliteExcellenceMD.com | 443-837-7084
Marilou G. Tablang-Jimenez MD, 18101 Prince Philip Dr, Olney, MD 20832
Psychotherapists: (all race/ethnicities)
Other Helpful Resources:
Montgomery County Crisis System 240-777-4000
How my mental health support group became my lifeline (2 minutes read)
Increase knowledge in the covid pandemic and healthy lifestyle choices that will maintain health.
Dr. Nathalie Quion