May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health.

Many of us likely understand the impact of mental health on work. Whether you’re a remote worker, an essential worker, or you’re a friend or caregiver to someone with a mental health condition, the past two years have reinforced that we all have mental health needs. 

People might feel like they’re battling seemingly never-ending challenges and trying to cope with mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion and work-related stress.

What can we do?

  • Collaborate: Be aware of the need to work together and support each other. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you’re feeling.
  • Reach out for help: Ask for what you need in order to perform your best.
  • Check on others: Helping others improves your sense of control, belonging, and self-esteem. Look for safe ways to offer support to others, especially if they are showing signs of anxiety or depression.

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make each of us, the people we care about, and our communities stronger.