According to Mental Health America, the month of May is dedicated to raising awareness about the stigma of mental health and has been observed in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. This month EagleDream is on a mission to bring our community together to break the stigma on mental health with our campaign #LetsTalkAboutIt.
In the following post we will highlight where you can find some helpful resources for your team and stay up to date with EagleDream’s month-long initiatives.
Why We’re Launching #LetsTalkAboutIt
With these unprecedented times, it is important to acknowledge not only the physical effects of COVID-19, but the mental health effects in which it entails, whether you’re working from home or are working in the office. According to Mental Health America, their screenings have shown a 19 percent increase in screening for clinical anxiety in the first weeks of February, and a 12 percent increase in the first two weeks of March. In regards to the technology industry, here are some quick facts and data on the significance of mental health among tech employees from a study conducted by Blind, an anonymous workplace review service:
According to the CDC, approximately 63% of Americans are part of the US labor force. The workplace can be a key to improving well-being among working adults. Addressing mental health in the workplace can reduce health costs for businesses and employees. Here are just a few ways to start the conversation:
Tips to Combat Stress During These Times
Exercise and stay active
Whether you choose to walk, stretch, or do a set of jumping jacks, increase your endorphins by scheduling some physical activity during the day. Given that gyms are closed during this time, many are offering virtual or app-based workouts to the general public.
Get some fresh air
If you’re able to safely do so, go outside for a quick walk and breathe in some fresh air. Avoid crowds and practice safe social distancing.
Set boundaries on your work schedule
It can be tempting to work more from home. Although getting ahead on work enhances productivity, it can also be taxing on your mental health. Be sure to set healthy boundaries for yourself.
Share tips with co-workers and friends on what’s working well for you and encourage them to do the same. Chances are they’re looking to find new ways to making the adjustment of working from home as comfortable as possible. We’re staying connected via RingCentral by:
EagleDream is here for you!
We invite you to read more about our response to COVID-19 and how we’re maintaining remote working culture among our employees.
We invite you to tag us and share this post on your social networks using the #LetsTalkAboutIt hashtag. Help us break the stigma and continue the trend to innovate, educate, and inspire.
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