Perhaps you’re trying to adjust to working from home while hearing about neighbors, friends, and colleagues losing their jobs. Maybe you’re doing your best to balance leading your company through difficult strategy decisions and caring for your children while schools are closed. Maybe you’re trying to finish your classes from home while worrying about graduation requirements and making housing payments on time. Or maybe you’re feeling isolated, separated from friends and loved ones.
This course was created to support all who are feeling the emotional strain of unprecedented and stressful situations. While the COVID-19 pandemic is the genesis for the course, the evidence-based concepts and skills that are illustrated here will promote the healthy emotional coping of anyone who is struggling with chronic stress.
The course will be particularly useful for organizations that are concerned about the emotional health of their employees and want to support their teams virtually with stress management strategies. Taking the course in teams will have the added benefit of creating a common language and approach within organizations for addressing mental health challenges among their employees and constituents.
Throughout the course, we strive to answer two essential questions:
Note, this course is meant to equip individuals with skills for navigating stressful situations and should not be considered treatment or therapy for clinically significant mental health problems. If you are interested in receiving additional support, the following resources can be used to locate a mental health provider: