Pine Grove and the Mississippi Nurses’ Association are Partnering to Present: Coping with COVID, A Mental Health Education and Awareness Program for Nurses

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To support nurses’ mental health, self-care, and stress management, MNA and Pine Grove have partnered to present Coping with COVID, an educational series that will provide nurses easy access to timely webinars.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses, and the Mississippi Nurses’ Association (MNA), the professional association for all registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses in Mississippi, are partnering to present an educational webinar series named, Coping with COVID. These weekly hour long webinars are taking place on Wednesdays with two sessions per day, the first at 12:00 noon and the second at 4:00 PM, to accommodate nurses with a variety of schedules. For webinar registration information, please visit

These free, educational webinars are providing Mississippi’s nurses with convenient access to important mental health care information from Pine Grove’s professionals regarding self-care strategies and stress management techniques. Debbie Sanford, Administrator of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services said, “Pine Grove is proud to have a long standing relationship with the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and during this unprecedented pandemic, our state’s nurses are experiencing enormous pressure on the job as front line responders and working in new and unfamiliar health care environments in response to patient care needs. These work place stresses combined with other life changes at home are having a direct impact on Mississippi nurses. Pine Grove cares deeply about helping nurses equip themselves with the necessary tools to help them continue to provide the highest quality patient care.”

The webinars started on April 22nd, and are scheduled for April 29th and May 6th, 2020. All of the webinars included in this six part series are being recorded, and they are available on for Mississippi nurses to access. Teresa Malone, Executive Director of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association said, “We applaud all of our Mississippi nurses for their dedication and valor every day. The Mississippi Nurses’ Association and Pine Grove understand the impact COVID-19 has had on our registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses as these heroes continue to work despite anxiety and uncertainty they may feel during this time. We know this webinar series is serving a need our nurses have for relevant and useful mental health care resources.” The Mississippi Nurses’ Association successfully represents, advocates, and lobbies for nurses across all specialties and roles through a number of activities, events, programs, forums, workshops, and collaborations. The MNA has stood side by side with Mississippi’s nurses for more than 108 years.

Pine Grove’s world renowned programs treat gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers an Intensive Outpatient substance abuse healing program for adults and a program specifically for those who are age 55 plus. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual addiction. Inpatient Services including an Adult Psychiatric Unit, along with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, and Outpatient Services are other components. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for 36 years.

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