52 minutes | Sep 28th 2020

Episode 27: Uncontrolled COVID Stress

Uncontrolled COVID Stress

Welcome back! Post COVID life is STRESSFUL for so many reasons! But together we can find simple solutions to off set our outlook on the current world events. Join Dr. Jill Wade on this episode of Symplifihealth where she interviews Dr. Cathy Jameson an expert in the field of stress in the work environment. Cathy wrote your PhD thesis on this very topic and recently shared her book “Creating A Healthy Work Environment” with the world. We loved it then and yet it may be more relevant now than ever before.

They share a genuine discussion on the recent events and how they both have experienced the stress of their communities through the isolation of shut downs, layoffs, and loss of connection. The podcast wraps up with reviewing the 12 things one can do to help immediately focus your life to reduce stress. You are not going to want to miss these tips, so grab a notepad and take some notes.

On a serious note if you find your self or a love one in a depressive or suicidal state of mind please use these resources to support one another. These feelings are serious and cannot be taken too lightly. Be safe, love one another, and give it away. Share this episode with friends that can join you in taking control of what you can control. Together you can reduce the stress!!!

If you feel you or someone in your household may harm themselves or someone else:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Toll-free number 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

The Online Lifeline Crisis Chat is free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety:

  • Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

  • Check with your employer for information about possible employee assistance program resources.

If you need to find treatment or mental health providers in your area: · Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Find Treatment

Mental Health Resources

  • CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stress and Coping
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

COVID-19 Resources

  • NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic
  • CDC COVID-19

· CDCINFO: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) | TTY: 1-888-232-6348 | Website: cdc.gov/info