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Mental Health and Keeping Perspective

It's normal NOT to feel normal at this time. Mental health impacts our physical health, productivity, ability to innovate, how we connect to others, and most importantly, it impacts how we see ourselves.

All of us are experiencing significant levels of prolonged exposure to stress, resulting in higher levels of mental health challenges. Stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia are all too common in healthcare providers these days. It’s normal not to feel normal at this time.

Mental health impacts our physical health, productivity, ability to innovate, how we connect to others, and most importantly it impacts how we see ourselves. You may be feeling like you are alone, unheard, uncertain and overwhelmed.

People are reporting higher levels of fatigue, difficulty sleeping, losing track of time, memory issues and irritability. Irritability is high and lack of problem-solving ability is low making it harder to have compassion for others, including patients, when the same circumstances may apply to you.

Compassion fatigue is on the rise leading to unhappy employees and more people calling in sick. New processes, new regulations, new behaviors and new information contribute to an altered sense of focus. The harsh impact of social isolation and lack of joy can enhance your stress level and reduce hope.

You are not alone! If you missed our webinar series in April, be sure to tune in to learn strategies that may help you be a mental health champion for yourself and others. View “Keeping Perspective: A Balancing Act for 2021” now.

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