Food for thought: One in five people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime! This is according to Mental Health America. Now, more than ever, it is becoming more of a “big ugly giant” stomping around many people within your circles. It is important to see the signs and to support one another.
Therefore, it is more than likely that someone in your team has been impacted especially since we are navigating uncharted waters with Covid-19. Many are working remotely full-time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Daily lives and routines are disrupted leading to added anxiety, stress and strain—physically, mentally, and financially. It is completely natural for this disruption and uncertainty to lead to anxiety and stress. Now more than ever, mental health must be made a priority.
To help remote employees manage stress and maintain good mental health, we're sharing these tips you can implement in their day-to-day life.
Time heals and we must stay close to our inner self, ensuring that we stay connected, stay alert and create a well-balanced lifestyle.
The following numbers are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information:
Alive (Suicide Hotline): – 688-8525, 650-5270
Lifeline (24 hour hotline):645-2800
Families in Action: 628-2333
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-7283
Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad & Tobago: North 627-7273; South 657-5355
Children’s Authority: 800-2014 or 996
Legal Aid: 625-0454
Family Court: 627-8716/623-2631/624-1307
Victim and Witness Support: 624-8853
Child Guidance Clinic : 726-1324
National Family Services Division: 624-8218 or 627-1163