Minding our mental health is often harder during the holidays and winter months. The days are shorter, obligations are bigger, sadness comes quicker, and the added complications due to Covid-19 may seem overwhelming, especially for child care and essential workers. Taking a minute for mindfulness and caring for your body may help. Today we've included links and resources to build awareness and to help you through the winter.
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Facing Covid-19 and Winter: A Mental Health expert offers tips and coping strategies
“All of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and politics is making it harder for people to rely on coping strategies they normally use,” said M Health Fairview Psychiatrist C. Sophia Albott, MD, MA. “The pandemic prevents people from connecting with people, making it incredibly more difficult to some to get the support they need.” Click Here to Read More...
Five ways Essential Workers can manage trauma and anxiety during the pandemic
Today, we are asking grocery store workers, bus drivers, mail carriers, restaurant workers, janitors, and many other professionals to take on an incredible amount of risk to their health as a means of keeping our country operational while we observe social distancing. These sacrifices come with additional mental, physical, and emotional tolls, so how can essential workers acknowledge the trauma they’re experiencing while taking steps to maintain their mental health in a stressful situation? Click Here to Read More...
Managing Your Mental Health During the Holidays
During the holiday season, many look forward to festivities with friends and family. But for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression. Click Here to Read More...
If We Care About Early Learning, We Cannot Ignore Teacher Well-Being
A stressed out workforce can be detrimental to productivity in any field, but it is especially relevant in early childhood education. The quality of relationships and interactions between the adults and children are key to high-quality early education and care programs. If the teachers are frequently switching jobs or are under a great deal of stress at work they will have more a difficult time providing children with the responses they need.