May is Mental Health Awareness month. Statistics show that 1 in 5 Americans are living with a mental health condition and around 3 in 10 employees experience severe stress, anxiety, or depression. Taking care of both your physical and mental wellbeing is imperative. If you or a family member think you may need extra support, please connect with available resources.
In addition to our ComPsych Employee Assistance Program, take a look at some of the featured tools for Mental Health Awareness below:
Balancing Work and Life
Feeling overwhelmed? Looking for ways to put more “me time” into your life? This training describes practical tools to help you feel like you’ve achieved balance in your life.
Learning To Relax
The training will allow you to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation, breathing and visualization.
Insight Timer Mental Health Check-In
Do a quick Mental Health Check-in with yourself by asking these questions:
All employees have free premium access to Insight Timer, a top mindfulness program for sleep, anxiety, stress and more. Click here to access support and tools from Insight Timer, accessible via web or app.
GuidanceResources offers a variety of tools and resources for cultivating mental/emotional health, reducing stress, working with anxiety and other difficult emotions. All employees have free access to these tools and resources, click here to gain access.
Fighting Burnout - Burnout has become especially pervasive amid the fast-paced culture and chronic stress we have grown used to in the past decade. The constant juggling of work, family and other responsibilities had major implications for health even before being exacerbated by the pandemic.
Forming Healthy Habits - Is there something you desire that seems out of reach? Do you want to eat healthier, exercise, or finish a pet project? Think about what it is and begin to research which habits you could implement in order to achieve these goals.
Mental Health Awareness Toolkit - The tools and resources found is this toolkit are there to encourage you to take your mental health as seriously as your physical health.
Mental Health Playlist - If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending just a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Insight Timer has curated a Meditations for Mental Health playlist, you can access the playlist here.