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New! FREE Health Resources from AAHOA

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn is having a negative effect on many people's mental health, while also creating new barriers for those already suffering from mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

In fact, in a recent poll, nearly half (45 percent) of adults in the U.S. report that their mental health has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. As uncertainty continues, so does the impact on mental health. That's why, in these unprecedented times, AAHOA, in partnership with UnitedHealth Group, is now offering our members FREE access* to several health resources, including resources and hotlines for mental health, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and more. These resources are available to AAHOA Members, their employees, and their families.

To learn more about UnitedHealth Group, visit our Health and Wellness page. To download a shareable one-pager on these resources, click here.  

*With the exception of Teladoc Health subscriptions, which are a paid-for service offered at a minimal members-only price. 



Resources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis.

Access a free resources hub for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, including stress management, community building from a distance, and tips for remote workers.



The world's largest personalized health network helps people find new treatments, connect with others, and take action to improve their outcomes.

Access a community for anyone concerned about symptoms and/or diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, to come together and discuss coping mechanisms and support each other here.



Hospitality-focused substance abuse support network.

Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephonic meetings.




Need a little support? Call anytime, free of charge.

This helpline is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone. Call 1-866-342-6892 24/7.



In crisis? Text for immediate help anytime from anywhere.

Connect with a Crisis Coordinator within 25 seconds on average. Communicate until you feel safe. Text HELLO to 741741.



In crisis? Call for immediate help anytime from anywhere.

A person and/or a family member may talk with a licensed recovery advocate about their concerns and needs, get a referral to a professional who can develop a personalized treatment plan, and access family support resources. Call 1-855-780-5955, or visit




No. 1-rated app for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Go to your App Store to access premium features for free during the COVID-19 crisis. Includes guided meditation, learning modules, community discussion, and daily tips.



Free access to Kaia's virtual program to help with your back pain.

In these difficult times, AAHOA is offering members a free license to Kaia's back pain solution through July 1, 2020. Using your phone, you can follow the exercise program wherever you are. Sign up now as there are only 1,000 free licenses available.

Please click here for more information and to sign up.




Mental health and medical visits. Low members-only cost – employers may subscribe for all working and furloughed employees.

Teladoc is offering unlimited, no-copay mental health and virtual medical appointments via their app and website to AAHOA members for $7 per employee, per month. This cost includes unlimited visits for the employee, plus their entire family. Click here to learn more, and interested AAHOA Members can fill out this form for exclusive members-only pricing.


Additional Mental Health Resources Provided by AAHOA

Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Mental Resiliency and Surrender During Times of Change

Gain a sense of relief after hearing from an experienced Executive Mind Performance Coach and TEDX speaker about the importance of maintaining your mental health through these trying times. Change can often bring fear and anxiety, but it is also an opportunity for self-reflection. Surrender to the present and open yourself up to techniques for resiliency to make it through change and challenging times.


Hotel Owners & COVID-19: Leading in a Time of Crisis

Now more than ever, leaders need to be strong and create a sense of calm for your employees and communities. Join us to hear how to navigate through COVID-19 by taking a back-to-basics approach to your mindset, behaviors, and tactics. After stabilizing your survival and basic needs, it is necessary to focus on your psychological needs which can help propel and sustain your business for the future.


Playback: Special Live Broadcast with Spiritual Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

AAHOA and The Art of Living hosted a live stream, “A Heartwarming Conversation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,” to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry. With thoughtful insights from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, watch the playback to learn more about how to manage your emotions amid COVID-19 and focus on the things that matter.