Co-workers struggle with mental health issues, especially during COVID19 when most are working remotely and unable to be in a social environment. How can you help?
According to Dr. Dawn Brown, a Child/Adult Psychiatrist, and Serial Entrepreneur:
You might not always easily know if one of your co-workers is struggling with their mental health. Much of the time, there aren’t any obvious signs.
It requires a bit of extra attention from business owners and co-workers, but negative mental health can affect worker output, and that should concern you. In this article in Forbes Magazine, Dr. Brown addressing some of these concerns.
The world as we knew has changed. No more gathering around the water cooler to enjoy a few moments of social chatter. How do people fare from the isolation?
Moreover, especially for women that have kids at home unable to attend school, the burden is multiplied. While they try to work there is a constant “mom?”
Video calls can help, but nothing replacing the social interaction that most of us have become used to as a part of our regular days. Working remotely presents certain challenges, but also some freedoms. Adjusting to this new environment can be difficult for some.
. Dr. Brown is the CEO/Owner of ADHD Wellness Center & Mental Healthletics.