November Helping Hands: Managing COVID Depression
EAP Peer Volunteers:
This month we address Covid depression. There are 5 ways to help with depression during this difficult time- all good on there own, and very effective when done together. Covid fatigue is a very real consequence of what all of us are experiencing. The fatigue results in depression. If it isn’t recognized it can be debilitating. Anxiety and depression are rising. Other indicators are beginning to show we have unrecognized illness – for example, liver disease and the need for liver transplants has risen significantly in just the last three months. This may be an indicator that people have been drinking more in the isolation of Covid than we realized. Drinking is a leading cause of depression.
As always, thank you for taking such good care of your co-workers. The holidays are coming up and it appears people will be able to celebrate together after two years of being apart. Let’s hope for the best!
Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.