FOLLOW Stay informed by trusted sources Facts will minimize your fear. There are two sources to use for managing fear in the new virus response: The World Health Organization and your national authority.
With all the headlines of news outlets, there's a risk of an infodemic where misinformation spreads. It can lead to increased anxiety and fear.
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FOLLOW Why it is OK to vent, sometimes
A psychiatrist explains that it's okay to vent sometimes, but it's important to also consider other methods for coping with the stress of the outbreak.
Complaining and venting
Social connection means sharing both positive and negative emotions. During a crisis, we can get comfort in sharing our fears and receive objective feedback.
However, we have to consider if...
Benefits of venting Venting our fears and concerns with others can reduce their intensity. Others may provide support and care and soother our negative feelings. We can do the same in turn for them.
We learn we are not alone and may learn how others cope with their frustration and fear, which can help us adopt those methods.
When to know the limits
Venting should not become a habit as it won't fix the problem. When to stop negative emotions:
When venting becomes the main coping style cause delays in adaptive action. When sharing with others stresses them. When you don't feel better, and one or both of you feel worse. Young children are not there to listen to our problems, and their job is not to soothe us. Talk to your doctor if you experience signs of clinical depression (depressed mood, low energy, poor or increased appetite, insomnia, and poor concentration). FOLLOW How to build a workplace that supports mental health
Poor mental health results in diminished productivity at work, reduced rates of labour participation, an increase in workplace accidents, higher turnover of staff, and more. But employers can become a champion of change. Learn the steps you can make to build a mentally healthy workplace here.
Mental Health In Today’s World
In an increasingly complex and competitive globalized environment, the growth curve of mental illness is a serious concern, with statistics showing that 800,000 people commit suicide per year, and ...
Mental Health At The Workplace
Mental disorders that are unchecked and untreated in employees(and their family) often lead to
reduced productivity, increase in workplace accidents, with a majority of the employees suffering from decreased concentration at work.
Treating mental health is not a big investment and employers can be the facilitators to reverse the grim scenario.
Employer Actions To Treat Mental Illness Becoming aware of the workplace environment and the policies that might adversely impact the employees. Learn from leaders and engage in employee wellbeing. Follow other companies who have taken necessary steps to curb mental health issues at the workplace. Understand the unique needs and opportunities of your workforce to develop tailored policies. Take practical steps like initiating training programs and facilitating the various workplace wellbeing strategies. Many workers have a stigma attached to seeking help for mental health problems and need to be educated about the process while making it frictionless. Remember that mental health is linked to everything, including physical and economic health. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN