Coping with the mental health challenges posed by COVID-19
Our collective struggles to live with the stress brought about by the pandemic have led to an increased demand for mental health support.
Jacqueline Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, says the burden of coping with stress caused by the upheaval of normal life means we all need to pay closer attention to our mental well-being.
Learn more in this UF Health interview.
If you are seeking support in managing stress or know someone who is suffering, help is available via these UF resources:
- Mental Health Services Access Line, for assistance identifying area providers to meet your specific needs: https://wellness.hr.ufl.edu/resources/mental-health-services-access-line/
- Employee Assistance Program, to talk to someone 24/7 and to receive referrals to local and/or online counseling, legal and financial advice, and worklife solutions: https://eap.ufl.edu/
- Helping Employees in Distress Guide, for guidance on how you can help when a colleague is experiencing difficulties: https://hr.ufl.edu/manager-resources/employee-relations/employees-in-distress/.