When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, few could have imagined the long-term, life-changing impact it would have on our day-to-day routines.
As the effects continue, the negative impact on mental health from social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the coronavirus itself is growing, and never has there been more of a need for serious self-care and peer support.
In a free webinar from NAHB, Headstrong: Mental, Emotional & Behavior Wellness in the Midst of a Pandemic, Patrick Gauthier and Rich Landis of Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) discuss the everyday challenges presented by the pandemic and share steps and concrete strategies we can take to cope with stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. The webinar is previously recorded and can be viewed at your convenience.
It is important for home builders, and all workers, to address their mental health in uncertain times like these. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, providing the perfect opportunity to address any issues and anxieties around the ongoing pandemic and economic shutdown.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recognizes the need to address the mental health toll of COVID-19 and has created resources to help deal with pandemic-related stress and anxiety.
In conjunction with the webinar, AHP has developed a new guide about staying connected during this isolated period. The Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19: Being Connected, Staying Connected, and Choosing Connection is free to all.
For any questions about mental health concerns in the home building industry, please contact David Jaffe.