Mental Health Services for Healthcare Workers

Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health

Healthcare workers are at an especially high risk for mental health problems. This group of professionals includes anyone working in patient care, such as nurses, doctors/physicians, medical assistants, and many more who serve in key support roles.

Common Mental Health Concerns For Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are especially prone to stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal behavior as a result of the following challenging work conditions:

  • Long work hours
  • Severe emotional distress due to exposure of illness and death
  • Irregular shifts or rotations

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • 93% of health workers reported being stressed out and stretched too thin;
  • 82% shared being emotionally and physically exhausted; and
  • 45% of nurses reported that they were not getting enough emotional support.

Across healthcare workers, insufficient sleep (41%) and diagnosed depression (19%) were the conditions most frequently reported over non-healthcare workers.

Mental Health Support For Doctors And Nurses

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Holistic PTSD Treatment

Coupling modern psychiatry with ancient spiritual practices, Barn Life Recovery’s PTSD treatment is an individually tailored, community-based day program.

Our day program provides a safe space to unpack and reprocess trauma. You’ll work individually with Internal Family Systems (IFS)-informed therapists and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinicians. Group therapy programs are also available.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program is best for adults struggling with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and dependencies that do not require detoxification. Powered by clinically-backed therapies and tools, we provide clients the time and space needed to restore themself. They can continue to live their day-to-day life while intently focusing on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our partial hospitalization program track is tailored to the individual and generally lasts anywhere from 30-120 days. In this 5-hour, full-day program, clients are able to enjoy the comforts of home while simultaneously receiving intensive mental health treatment. Clients are able to focus on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well-being without being confined by inpatient services.

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Free Community Support Groups

At Barn Life Recovery, we partner with many different organizations to host and provide a venue for free support groups promoting wellness and community connection. Our support groups include Recovery Dharma, NAMI Support Group, and more.

Is Barn Life Right For You?

Let our kind and helpful admissions coordinators assist in finding the best option – even if it’s not with us.

Why Many Healthcare Workers Don’t Seek Treatment

There are a number of reasons healthcare workers are less likely than other professionals to acknowledge that their mental health is at risk:

  • Fears of licensure issues from disclosure to medical boards
  • A heightened sense of personal responsibility
  • A strong survival mentality, often found among those in “helper” positions
  • Guilt about taking time off work
  • Concerns about colleagues finding out

Additional Mental Health Resources For Healthcare Workers


We are in-network with all PPO plans. We are proudly a certified Tricare provider. We are now able to work with Magellan Health/Blue Shield of CA HMO plans.

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Hear From Those We've Impacted

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Barn Life is uniquely special. As someone who has had long stretches of sobriety with "traditional" communities and methods, Barn Life stepped in when I started struggling during the pandemic and said "traditional" methods failed to help.The staff here are exceptional. This is a truly subjective statement, but it is my honest opinion that the people from the owner (Hi Matt!) to EVERYONE else works there because they believe in the work and want to share the tools they found.Barn Life and their little sibling, Peer Mental Wellness were the launchpad from a shell of an existence to person with self-love/respect, and a life-mission of personal development.

Steven D.
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Best for someone looking for spiritual healing in addition to their mental health healing.

Luka P.
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Barn life is probably one of the most amazing facilities you could ever attend when it comes to mental illness. This was the first place that popped up when I was searching for help and I’m so thankful that it did. The environment is very therapeutic, the staff is awesome, and the group discussions and activities were so helpful in me understanding what I was experiencing. Do not hesitate to be a part of this place. It’s literally a game changer. I was only there for 6 weeks but I wished I stayed at least 6 months. Ever since returning home, I’ve been much happier and my perspective has changed dramatically. I’ve done things and participated in events at my college that I never thought I would be able to do. This place is truly amazing and I’m forever grateful that I found this place.

Ariana E.
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Through trial and error of trying to stay sober this program is definitely the most caring and supporting of them all if anyone needs help and is willing to help themselves I suggest barnlife they will for a fact give you the push you need and the tools to keep you going

Mason T.
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My daughter has been at Barn Life Recovery now for two months. It was my last resort to send her 9 hours away from me. She has been in drug and mental health rehabs in and out for two years. This was my last stitch effort to save my daughter and get her back to herself. Alyssa and I spoke multiple times before deciding. Their willingness to do everything for her and the different teams they have work with them is amazing. My daughter is happy again and clean and sober. She loves it there in their outpatient program. They restore your faith in humanity. They help restore someone who is broken in so many places to themselves. They have put the light back in my daughters eyes. They are committed to helping each person who truly wants the help. They assist in helping them get jobs and be responsible members of society. I recommend their program to anyone wanting to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health.Thank you to all the people at Barn Life who have made my daughter smile and bring the light back to her eyes. I am truly grateful.DawnaLee

DawnaLee W.
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I am alumni from Zen Recovery Path / a great place , and live a happy healthy life ever since / great peaceful place to recover // Namaste

Michael M.



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