COVID-19 Resources

Webinar Series Conquering Stress in Difficult Times

Conquering Stress in Difficult Times is an 8 session Webinar series. The series focuses on helping you understand the controllable causes of stress.  Yes, contrary to popular belief stress is controllable!   The content is grounded in research validated theory and Dr. Lyon’s over 34 years of experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in diagnosing and treating stress-related illness.  To keep the time commitment manageable the series is broken down into 8 sessions and covers proven techniques to both prevent and eliminate stress not just “manage” it.  You will learn the two conditions that must be present for you to experience stress, strategies to address each of the conditions and how to conquer the stress emotions of dysfunctional anxiety, unjustified guilt, chronic anger and frustration.  The last session of the series focuses on grief and situational depression that can accompany grief.The content for the series is drawn from Dr. Lyon’s new book: Haven’t You Suffered Enough? Clinically Proven Strategies to Conquer Stress out now!

Dr. Brenda Lyon was a professor at Indiana University School of Nursing for 39 years and is currently a Professor Emerita at the University. She had a private practice in stress and stress-related physical illness for over 34 years. She has conducted over 350 workshops nationwide focused on helping people learn how to prevent and eliminate stress-related suffering in their lives. She has numerous awards for her work in the field. She is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the interdisciplinary distinguished practitioners’ National Academies of Practice.

Sadly, Dr. Lyon passed away on October 21, 2020. She was a true CNS pioneer and while she will be missed, her memory will live on in the CNS.

Click here for Session One:
The Real and Controllable Causes of your Stress – approximately 45 minutes

Click here for Session Two:
Eliminating Non-Essential Demands – approximately 40 minutes

Click here for Session Three:
Maximizing Your Resources – approximately 10 minutes

Click here for Session Four:
Conquering Dysfunctional Anxiety and the “Work of Worry” – approximately 25 minutes

Click here for Session Five:
Conquering Unjustified Guilt – approximately 11 minutes

Click here for Session Six:
Conquering Chronic Anger – approximately 16 minutes

Click here for Session Seven:
Conquering Frustration – approximately 9 minutes

Click here for Session Eight:
Grief and Situational Depression – approximately 13 minutes

Talking Points

Click here for COVID-19 Talking Points from NACNS

New From Coverage to Care Resources on COVID-19

From Coverage to Care (C2C) has released two new resources focused on coronavirus and health coverage.

Click here to see the new resources:

C2C’s Coronavirus and Your Health Coverage: Get the Basics talks about how to protect yourself and your family along with an overview on updates from Medicare, the Marketplace, and other information for consumers looking for information on health coverage and staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next, C2C has Stay Safe: Getting the Care You Need, at Home which focuses on how people can stay healthy within their home. This resource gives an overview of telehealth, managing ongoing health conditions, prescriptions, and other tips.


President-elect Biden Announces American Rescue Plan

Couple of provisions of note:

Preserving and expanding health coverage. Roughly two to three million people lost employer sponsored health insurance between March and September, and even families who have maintained coverage may struggle to pay premiums and afford care. Further, going into this crisis, 30 million people were without coverage, limiting their access to the health care system in the middle of a pandemic. To ensure access to health coverage, President-elect Biden is calling on Congress to subsidize continuation health coverage (COBRA) through the end of September. He is also asking Congress to expand and increase the value of the Premium Tax Credit to lower or eliminate health insurance premiums and ensure enrollees – including those who never had coverage through their jobs – will not pay more than 8.5 percent of their income for coverage. Together, these policies would reduce premiums for more than ten million people and reduce the ranks of the uninsured by millions more.


Expanding access to behavioral health services. The pandemic has made access to mental health and substance use disorder services more essential than ever. The president-elect is calling on Congress to appropriate $4 billion to enable the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand access to these vital services.

To read the relief package fact sheet click here.