Building a Stress Mindset

You must take care of yourself in order to take care of others—put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. Hear from Dr. Michelle A Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as she reminds us that self-care saves lives.

Resilience On the Front Lines
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As a frontline health worker during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re doing so much for others that it’s important to remember to care for yourself right now. In this video, Joey Hubbard, Chief Training Officer at Thrive Global, points out that when you are in the eye of the hurricane, focusing on what you have control over can help you navigate these challenges.
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All of us are facing stress and anxiety in this unprecedented health crisis. But for first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the physical and emotional toll can be overwhelming. It’s important to do everything you can to strengthen your resilience. In this video Dr. Bob Carr, Chief Medical Officer at the behavioral health technology company Kumanu, helps you better understand anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares suggestions to help you improve your own resilience during this difficult time.
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Remember that you are not alone in the worries or concerns that you have
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Know how to identify the warning signs and symptoms of stress, and how to access help
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Finding Mental Health Help and Crisis Support
As a frontline health worker, you’re probably experiencing the type of stress that can cause people to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. These feelings are normal responses considering the crisis. However, when they last too long, impair your ability to function, reemerge from a previous condition, or present a significant risk to you or others, it’s a good time to get help.