More economic worries mean less caution about COVID-19
Scarcity mindset can play a role in how well people are able to focus on responding to the pandemic - workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19.
Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
Companies play an important role in helping their employees cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic - leaders who keep their employees’ well-being as a top concern can help their anxious workers stay engaged at work and encourage them to contribute to the broader community.
Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
Rising stress, depression in US linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
New research highlights the connection between mental health and exposure to media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting the need to step away from the television, computer or smartphone to protect psychological well-being.
Stress, insomnia, and the immune system
Scientists have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress—and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn.
Rituals lead to anxiety relief
Office life has rituals which help to make work bearable—even though work stress has increased by 200 percent over the last ten years. However, innovations such as hot desking, flexible working, and home-based working have been gradually stripping us of this aspect of our daily routine.
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Seeking relational support when you’re stressed is one of the more beneficial things that you can do—even if you’re not ill.
Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears
Stress changes the way we deal with risky information. Stressful events, such as a global pandemic, can influence how information and misinformation about health risks spreads in social networks.
Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy, ability can lead to depression, death
Job control (autonomy) and cognitive ability act as resources that help people cope with work stressors.
Is burnout just a form of depression?
A significant study finds there is substantial overlap between both workplace and personal factors that contribute to an increase in both depressive symptoms and burnout.
The best way to support stressed out friends and family
Too often we try and console people by using language that is more about us than them. The person in an anxious, stressed or depressed state is not concerned with what you understand or know.
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