As we face this crisis, it is essential that we monitor our own mental health and look out for that of our colleagues and fellow members.
The longer this goes on, the more vulnerable everyone is to depression and anxiety. For people with pre-existing mental health concerns, these challenges may be intensified by the uncertainty of work. For members who don’t have pre-existing conditions, it’s important to look out for depression and anxiety, even if you haven’t experienced them before.
Listen to the feedback of those who are closest to you. If they tell you that you seem different, maybe it is time to look for help.
Also, to maintain our well-being during this time of social distancing and isolation, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to family and friends.
It can be hard to talk about being laid off or about your emotions and worries. But remember, everyone is going through something similar, and it’s in these times of uncertainty that we need human interaction.
So reach out. Text, call, FaceTime, and Skype more than you normally would. It could help you and your family and friends get through this difficult time.
IAM District Lodge 78 President