Now, more than ever before, self-care has become a crucial part of mental health and getting through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We shed some light on self-care through Employer-sponsored support in our last post. There is more to consider as anxiety continues to rise and a sense of self-worth becomes harder to hold onto. As healthcare providers communicate the options available, many eyes are turning to the challenging self-care balancing act performed by parents as they take care for their children and too often neglect themselves.
In a May article, Forbes reported that since the start of the pandemic, 1/3 of Americans have shown signs of anxiety, depression, or both. The Washington Post shared that the spike in screenings for moderate to severe anxiety and depression has risen dramatically from February to May, compared with January.
In an April Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll, 45% of adults in the U.S. confirmed that the anxiety and stress over COVID-19 has negatively affected their mental health. And for parents with children under the age of 18, 57% of women report a negative impact from worrying about the virus. Also, Talkspace, an online therapy company, saw a 65% increase in clients since the middle of February.
The good news: seeking behavioral health services has become increasingly acceptable among consumers in 2020. Suddenly it is not so hard for people to acknowledge a few emotional stability flaws, because so many people share that experience.
A quick Google search shows the self-care resources currently available online and through telehealth are endless. Today, we take a look at some of those resources and look once more to Tessellati's community of healthcare experts for their insight.
The goal: helping providers communicate online self-care tools to parents as a powerful community initiative that both improves population health and builds brand connection.
Read on to learn more about these resources.