As you continue to cope and adjust during this pandemic, you may experience a range of emotions as you find ways to adapt and search for the new normal. The unknown causes each of us to reflect on feelings and thoughts that we may have never experienced prior to COVID-19, and we may be unsure what to do with them.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. MySupport is partnering with Johns Hopkins' Family Support and Wellness Support programs to provide webinars that will help employees become more aware of mental health issues, knock down myths, expand understanding, increase empathy toward those who suffer with mental health problems, and ensure that those with mental health problems know they are not alone. This month's Coping With COVID webinar series has a focus on mental health and will provide tips, tricks, and techniques to help you cope better.
Coping with COVID: MySupport = More Support
Clinicians from the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team will talk to you about the range of mySupport services available to you and share simple and effective strategies to reduce anxiety and increase resiliency during the pandemic. The webinar Coping With COVID: MySupport = More Support takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in May. Register here.
In order to cope, survive, and maybe even thrive during challenging times, everyone looks for new tools to add to their self-care tool box. Journaling, or daily writing, can help settle buzzing minds and set aside the tedium of the day while keeping up the flow of new ideas. Whether you are new to journaling or it's a tool you forgot about, this one-hour meeting can provide you with tips for using the practice as part of your regular routine. The Zoom meeting will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Join the session here.
COVID-19: Staying Resilient
Through our experiences, we have learned how to be resilient, but we all could benefit from having more capacity to recover quickly from difficult situations such as the one we are facing now. To find out how, join the live webinar COVID-19: Staying Resilient from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Register here.
Coping With Loss During COVID-19
Grief can affect every aspect of your life, and it can affect you emotionally, psychologically, socially, physically, and spiritually. Grief is not only a feeling but a process, and it happens over time. The way you feel can change from day to day, hour to hour, even moment to moment. During this pandemic, loss may look different from person to person. To learn more, join the live webinar Coping With Loss During COVID-19, which will be offered twice, from 4 to 5 p.m. on each day. To join on Tuesday, May 26, register here. For Thursday, May 28, register here.
Anger: How It Helps and How It Hurts
Anger—one of our most basic and powerful emotions—serves important purposes in our lives, but it can also be destructive. The live webinar Anger: How It Helps and How It Hurts will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Register here.
Managing Stress in the Midst of COVID-19
When you add working from home, schooling your kids, and caregiving for ailing parents to the external stressors of our uncertain world, life can be a dizzying balancing act. How can you manage stress when you feel like you have no time for yourself? There are some tangible things you can do to avoid burnout, even when you feel like you have limited time. This seminar, brought to you by Care@Work from Care.com, will address warning signs of a stress overload, techniques to reduce stress and enhance well-being, and ways to get the support and help needed to balance work and life. It takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Register here.