Mental Health Resources

Ochsner Health is here to provide helpful resources to support your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 stay home mandate. Working with our teams, we’ll be sharing a variety of items with you to support and balance your mental, emotional and physical health while staying at home.

Resources include:

  • Helpful tips
  • At-home guided mediation sessions
  • Daily fitness exercises
  • Articles


Call the Ochsner COVID-19 Info Line, our free nurse care line.

Know the Signs of Stress

Recovering from COVID-19 is going to be challenging, and leaving the hospital is the first step. But just because your physical symptoms are gone does not mean that you are back to your ‘normal’ self.

Experiencing a range of reactions/emotions such as anxiety, fear, and stress during this crisis are normal and stress management is critical. With proper management and self-care, you will continue to safeguard your mental health.

9 Strategies to Coping with Self-Quarantine        

From: Dean Hickman, MD

Is self-quarantine life starting to drive you crazy? As tempting as it might be, drop that snack cake and pass up on that glass of wine. There are many ways to cope with the stress and anxiety that comes along with developing cabin fever.

Virtual Visits for Behavioral Health & Well Being

Ochsner Anywhere Care virtual visits offer immediate access to a healthcare provider from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

When you combine 24/7 virtual visits with the Ochsner Anywhere Care Health Kit you get unparalleled convenience without leaving home.

This handheld device allows you to capture physical exam data to share with your provider during your visit.

Virtual Visits for Behavioral Health & Well Being

See a licensed therapist face-to-face from the comfort of your own home.

Each 45-minute session costs $85.  Schedule recurring virtual appointments with the provider of your choice from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, seven days a week.

What can we treat?

  • Addiction
  • Adolescent, marriage and family, and grief and loss counseling
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Start your Virtual Visit!

Exercise and Nutrition Tips to Support Your Mental Well-Being

Mindfulness Exercises through Virtual Reality

Join Jessica as she guides you through a simple mindfulness exercise that you can easily integrate into your daily life to find some calm. This exercise is a 360° virtual reality experience. It can be explored by clicking and dragging in the video player window, or by looking around with your phone if you are on your mobile device. For the most immersive experience, this exercise can be used with VR headsets and Google Cardboard, ideally with over-the-ear headphones for best audio output.

How Giving Bank Can Help You Feel Good

Helping others can help you feel good. Research has indicated that “positive emotions enhance psychological and physical resilience” as it pertains to the “undoing of negative emotions."

Help Support Ochsner Employees

To support the devoted staff at Ochsner during this unprecedented time please consider the Employee Assistance Fund. The wellbeing of our employees is so crucial and timely resources will be available from this fund to them as needs arise. The Employee Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for Ochsner employees directly impacted by COVID-19 and exists to provide financial grants to the employees who are our frontline workers and have put their lives on hold to protect ours and those in our communities.

Send Well Wishes to our Patients

We appreciate the outpouring of support, encouragement and well wishes to our patients by family, friends and our community.  We are accepting community letters for our patients. The messages and cards received will be posted in a gallery on the Ochsner website for patients in and out of the hospital to view.
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