Promote Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing
The COVID-19 pandemic will affect the mental health and wellbeing of employees well beyond the immediacy of the initial crisis. This space is dedicated to addressing topics like mental health, stress reduction, substance misuse and more. Check back often as this page will be updated with NSC and partner materials as they become available.
As of June 2020, at least 30 states have reported that opioid overdose fatalities are on the rise in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The following documents are meant to help you address this growing concern and provide workers with the assistance they need.
Learn more here: The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Holiday Help: Supporting Mental Health This Season
The holiday season is often accompanied by increased stress. Though many people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression, and increase the risk for substance use, relapse and overdose. A variety of factors can bring on holiday anxiety, and this year, with the impacts of the pandemic, there are new, complex situations, challenges and circumstances that employees and their families must consider. Learn more about these issues and actions you can take to protect yourself, loved ones, friends and colleagues.