The Mount Sinai Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth (CSRPG) is a resource available to all Mount Sinai faculty, staff, trainees, and medical and graduate students. Our Center has a long name but a simple mission – provide scientifically-grounded services that support the resilience and psychological well-being of our Mount Sinai community.
We have seen the many challenges faced by members of the Mount Sinai community firsthand. We know from recent studies of health care workers, students, and trainees indicate that anxiety, depression, and other stress-related symptoms are common. But research also shows that stressful experiences can bring out strengths and promote personal growth. At CSRPG, we want to help our Mount Sinai family manage and mitigate distress and grow from challenges. To do that, we provide services designed to promote recovery and resilience, including workshops, behavioral health treatment, and our app. We hope our model can serve to help health care systems, institutions, and communities worldwide.
Many other Mount Sinai offices and departments also provide supportive services to faculty, staff, students, and trainees. Our partners include:
- Office of Well-Being and Resilience
- Talent Development and Learning
- Mount Sinai Calm
- Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance
- Department of Psychiatry
- Student and Trainee Mental Health
In addition, we study resilience, traumatic stress, and depression and collaborate with the Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment.
Our efforts take many forms. Each service we offer allows us to learn more about how to better help our workers and those in other health systems facing similar challenges. We strive to contribute to best practices in supporting health care workers. Our work in the Center is partly supported by recent federal funding from NIH/NCATS and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). At Mount Sinai, we take care of our own.