Every year, millions of Americans navigate mental health challenges. For many, COVID-19 has exacerbated existing conditions. Others are faced with new feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. During these difficult times, the importance of self-care and mental health awareness has become tantamount.
The workplace can provide its own set of mental wellness challenges under normal circumstances, but especially after this past year, it is essential for organizations to be aware of how their employees may be impacted differently. While businesses work tirelessly to keep operations on track, employees are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety:
As the data implies, it is crucial to take care of yourself and your employees. Invest in self-care strategies that benefit both your mental and physical health, especially for employees that are still remote.
Recognize Common Stress and Anxiety Symptoms
Irregular or new behavior changes in yourself or others may indicate the presence of a mental health challenge. It is important to be aware and acknowledge struggles with those you trust.
Some common responses to increased stress and anxiety: