Email #11 - Emotional Wellbeing

03/19/2020

Coping with Stress and Anxiety Prompted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s only natural that the events occurring in our world related to COVID-19 might cause increased stress and anxiety.

Know the Signs of Stress
It’s not uncommon to experience the following examples of reactions in response to a significant crisis: 
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Behavior :  irritability, trouble relaxing, excessive worrying, frequent crying
•  Emotions:  anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, sadness, vulnerability
•  Thoughts:  confusion, lack of concentration, difficulty making decisions


Know How to Relieve Stress
Take time to care for yourself; these strategies can help: 
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Keep things in perspective. Focus on things you can control.
•  Get the facts. Consult trusted resources, like the CDC.
•  Keep yourself healthy. Eat healthy foods. Drink water. Get enough rest.
•  Use practical ways to relax. Talk with loved ones. Stretch. Breathe deeply.


Know When to Seek Help 
Get help through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is free.
Lifeworks: 
1-888-267-8126

Online: www.login.lifeworks.com

App Store: Lifeworks

User ID: thyssenkrupp

Password: eap

 

We are here to help support our employees through this time. Should you need help, please talk to someone in HR or Safety & Health.
 

T: +1 513-682-2077, M: +1 513-836-6122

stephanie.flannery@thyssenkrupp.com

 

If you have any questions that have not been answered on this page, please email questions here and someone from Leadership and/or HR will respond.

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