Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as Mental Health Month. Its aim is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
Every job involves stress. However, when anxiety and stress rise above normal levels for a sustained period of time, work-related stress can dramatically affect mental, emotional, and physical health. Please see a list of items you may be unaware of that could fall under mental health.
The term “work stress” can mean different things but common themes include:
Common indicators that you are under acute work stress:
There are several interventions that are supported by research to help reduce work stress:
If you find work stress is affecting your mental or physical health, it is important to discuss your concerns with a mental health provider. The good news is that anxiety is manageable if you recognize the symptoms and seek help.
If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Below are some resources you may find useful: