| May 12, 2021 |
RETURNING TO WORK AFTER THE PANDEMIC
We all will have some anxiety and stress with transitioning back to the office setting soon. Experts say that with that will come a range of concerns, including child care responsibilities and the safety of our family members. Selfcare is an important aspect to your emotional and physical well-being and below are some helpful tips:
- Keep a regular sleep schedule
- Get back to a normal routine and try to stick to it
- Take breaks throughout the day to stretch
- Spend time outdoors during non-work hours
- Take breaks from social media – hearing repeatedly about the pandemic can be upsetting and exhausting
- Connect with others – talking with coworkers, friends and family gives you a sense of belonging and support.
- Educate yourself about COVID-19 – there is a lot of misinformation out there. Make sure you go to a reputable resource, i.e. CDC or World Health Organization.
The term “we are all in this together” really rings true. Let’s support and check in on one another – the future is getting brighter!
| May 1, 2021 |
MENTAL HEALTH MYTH BUSTERS
MYTH: Mental health conditions are uncommon.
FACT: In the U.S, almost half of adults (46.4%) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. Five percent of adults (18 or older) experience a mental illness in a given year that limits one or more major life activities. This is equivalent to 43.8 million people. 1 in 25 Americans experience a serious mental illness.
MYTH: Mental illness is caused by personal weakness.
FACT: Mental illness is not the fault of the person who has a mental health condition. It is caused by environmental and biological factors, not a result of personal weakness.
MYTH: People with mental illness can’t handle work.
FACT: Stressful situations can be difficult for all people, not just those who live with mental illness. People with mental health conditions have jobs, go to school, and are active members of their communities.
MYTH: You can never get better from a mental illness.
FACT: Mental health issues are not always lifelong disorders. With the right recovery plan, people can live productive and healthy lives.
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