Self Care

The difficult work performed by HVRP grantee staff requires that both staff and leadership take steps to ensure that staff consider how to manage and cultivate their own mental health. These tools and resources will help both staff and managers to planfully incorporate self-care into their daily HVRP operations.

What About You? A Workbook for Those Who Work with Others

We know that healing happens with the support of case managers, housing search workers, outreach teams, social workers, health care providers, and many others. We also know that if we are to “put the world in order,” we must take care of ourselves, our families, and our organizations. We must remember to breathe. We have developed this guide as a tool to help you along the way.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Resources including Anger management for SA and Mental health, Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States.


Sort instructional videos educating service providers on identifying and addressing mental health needs, including suicide prevention.

Burnout Self-Test/Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI)

The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is the most commonly used tool to self-assess whether you might be at risk of burnout. To determine the risk of burnout, the MBI explores three components: exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal achievement. While this tool may be useful, it must not be used as a scientific diagnostic technique, regardless of the results. The objective is simply to make you aware that anyone may be at risk of burnout.

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