Our Origin Story
Our operation officially launched in 2019, but the idea sparked much earlier. We were founded by Shannon McPeek, a neonatal ICU nurse in her fifth year of service. At the start of her career, Shannon deeply suffered from work-related anxiety. It was spirit-crushing, affecting both her personality and health. She felt isolated and didn’t think anyone else could understand her struggles, but this couldn’t have been further from the truth. Many of her colleagues and friends, she learned, were dealing with similar mental health issues. This realization motivated her to kick-start our non-profit community to help the nursing profession battle work-related stress, anxiety and depression together.
Message from the Founder
Today, we’re a community of hundreds of nurses across the country—but we’re continuing to grow! Watch the video to learn more.
To help all nurses struggling with stress, anxiety and/or depression by offering a community focused on improving overall mental health and physical wellbeing.
Our online community is a place where nurses can decompress and engage with one another to practice stress-relief and talk work-related issues.
We’ve created a safe, secure space—all members of OHN are verified nurses.
Our online community is available to all nurses free of charge, regardless of your tenure, level or specialty.
We provide you with the tools to personalize your OHN experience. Just create your profile and then build your own “Treatment Plan” from our list of resources based on your interests.
Here are just a few things you can look forward to as part of the OHN community:
Support Our Superheroes!
Operation Happy Nurse is a grassroots movement made up of those who give themselves every day to care for you and your loved ones. Help us care for these lifesavers, caregivers, and badass humans in return. Your donation will go to developing content and providing personalized support and a stress-free user experience for each and every nurse. What you see today is just a starting point—we need YOU to help us grow.
Your donation will help make this support community a reality. In order to make Operation Happy Nurse a personalized and successful product, we need support to help develop content for our users.
Your donation also helps support development and housing of this website, register of our trademark, and develop a personalized experience. The website you see today is just a starting point! We plan to expand it to include personalized content and user experiences for each nurse.
We Are Thrilled to Partner With
The Operation Lemon-Aid gala was amazing! Together, with The Lemons Foundation, we were able to raise funds to support and build both nonprofit organizations. Our speakers Clayton Echard, Nurselifern, The Defensive Line, and Sarah Warren were incredible and truly exhibit exemplary efforts to learn from the past, make movement in the now, and change the future. Stay tuned… Operation Lemon-Aid will be back in 2023.
Have a mental health advocate you believe deserves the Mental Health Movement Award? Send us an email at [email protected]!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does an Operation Happy Nurse Membership Cost?
Absolutely nothing! We want to provide a free, stress-relief haven where you can be surrounded by peers going through similar journeys.
What does the Webpage Include?
We don’t want to spoil the fun, but as part of the OHN community, YOU get to personalize your stress relief profile using our many resources. Resources include fitness and yoga videos, guided meditation, weekly recipes from our own Chef Jen, nutritional blog posts from our amazing OHN Nutritionist, and much more. Sign up now to have access to the stress relief haven in its entirety!
How are My Donations to Operation Happy Nurse Used?
All contributions go toward developing and serving the Operation Happy Nurse community. This includes housing the website, developing content, providing the best stress-relief resources, as well as outreach to nurses and potential sponsors.
How can I get Involved?
Email our team at [email protected] if you’d like to volunteer to help the cause. Anyone and everyone’s support is welcome (and encouraged!) to address this problem that plagues the nursing community.
If you have other questions not addressed by our FAQs, please email our team at [email protected], and we will respond to you as quickly as possible!