As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that we recognize what stress looks like, take appropriate steps to build resiliency, and know where to turn for help when needed.
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Feeling irritation, anger, or in denial
- Feeling uncertain, nervous, or anxious
- Lacking motivation or inability to concentrate
- Feeling tired, overwhelmed, or having trouble sleeping
- Communicate with your family and friends. Talk about your feelings and enjoy conversation unrelated to this pandemic.
- Focus on what is in your power to control and accept that there are some things that you cannot change.
- Take care of your physical self. Our mind and body are connected, so taking care of your physical well-being is good for your emotional well-being as well.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Constant consumption of the news will cause stress and anxiety.
- Be kind and thoughtful about others. We are all in an unusual situation.
Connect with EAP
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Behavioral Health Systems (BHS) provides confidential services for a variety of life situations, including the emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crown employees and their dependents are each eligible for 5 EAP visits per calendar year. These visits can be used for a variety of services with no out-of-pocket expenses. Call BHS at 800-245-1150 to access your benefit or to learn more about the EAP.