COVID-19 Resources

American Psychiatric Association Resources

APA Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Hub 
Resources for psychiatrists including a tool kit for starting telehealth, resources for patients, practice guidance, handouts, and webinars related to COVID and mental health with ideas to implement for yourself, your family, your patients and your community. These resources are updated regularly. 

Sign up for the APA Disaster Mental Health Specialty Interest Caucuses and Listserv
At left, click “Specialty Interest Caucuses and Listserv”
Click “Disaster Mental Health”
Click “Save”

What to Know for Patients with SMI in Age of COVID-19

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Iowa Department of Public Health(IDPH)
Iowa Medical Society (IMS)

How to Implement Telepsychiatry

APA – What is Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry and COVID-19

Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
Whitepaper (PDF download)

DHHS – Reducing restrictions on telehealth platforms

Resources for Pediatric Telepsychiatry

Coronavirus and Telepsychiatry Webinar

Web-based Conferencing

Related Resources

What the CARES Act Means for Doctors
Article – The White Coat Investor

What’s inside the Senate’s $2 trillion aid package
Article – NPR


We would like to invite you to a Healing Circle for Physicians during this pandemic. 

A Healing Circle has the goals of being kinder and more respectful of each other and ourselves. The Circle becomes healing with the power of community and coming together. Reaching out and sharing joys and struggles make us more human. We will be coming in community, to deeply listening to others and practice complete acceptance and learning from one another. 

The Circle with be Hosted by Dr Nesrin Abu Ata, an Iowa psychiatrist, and Dr Suzanna Freerksen, a San Jose psychiatrist. 

Currently, the cap is set at 15 members per Circle. Pre-registration is required. There will be no cost associated with these Healing Circles.

You can sign up here

If you have any questions about Healing Circles, please feel free to confidentially call Nesrin’s private practice office line at (712)454-8981 or the voicemail of Suzanna’s private practice office at (669)242-5151. Email is good too, either at or .

Self-care tips for physicians, healthcare professionals, and first responders
Article – The Hospitalist
Article – Doximity

Sustaining the Well-being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus

Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Outbreak

Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Reflections on the First Week of Running a Residency During a Pandemic

Caring for Me Is Caring for You: The Power of Physician Self-Care and Personal Transformation

Cultivating and Conserving Wellness in the CoViD-19 Era
Document of Resources

Managing Anxiety Related to Taking Care of Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Interactive Webinar

Self Care for Healthcare Workers

Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children

Parent/Caregiver Guide for Helping Families Cope

Caring for Patients’ Mental Well-being During Coronavirus

IPPS Member Janeta Tansey Offers IPPS Members a Reduced Rate on the Following Programs

  • Virtue Medicine – Doctors *for* Doctors (and Nurses and First Responders) Program

          See Program

  • Resilience Mini-Bootcamp for all Health Care Providers and Teams, starting on April 19 for 6 consecutive Sunday evenings

          See Program

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