NAVIGATING BUSINESS IN TIMES OF CRISIS
The Impact on Mental Health
COVID-19 has upended business as we know it. In a time where human connection may be more important than ever, we face a new risk: isolation.
As we work to save lives through physical distancing, employees found themselves hastily setting up a new home office and parents felt pressure to also become teachers. A recent poll found nearly half of Americans say worry and stress from COVID-19 is affecting their mental health. Even before the global pandemic, the World Health Organization estimated depression and anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. From fear and anxiety, to boredom and depression, those numbers may be much higher in 2020.
Join us to learn about the overall impact COVID-19 can have on mental health. We’ll discuss:
- The short and long-term implications
- The difference between social distancing and physical distancing
- How being alone varies from being lonely, and why researchers say loneliness can be more deadly than smoking
- Psychological First Aid: what it is, and how to provide it virtually
- How to ease anxiety in your personal and professional life during a time of uncertainty
- How to remain active and engaged in your community
- Emily Cantrell, Director, World Trade Center Seattle
**Link to Zoom webinar will be sent in confirmation email and also RSVP reminder**