Wellness Wednesday tip: Managing PTSD and stress

May 27, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The uncertainty that accompanies the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental, emotional and psychological health. As you work your way through the heightened stress of this pandemic, it is important to be mindful of the lasting effects that can take a toll on you long after the “all clear” is declared.

Heightened stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may reveal itself in a number of ways. Knowing the early signs can be helpful on your journey to mindfulness and healing.

  • Loss of control of emotions or behavior
  • Excessive guilt, shame or blame
  • Not feeling like your normal self
  • Trouble sleeping

It is important to note that the majority of people exposed to trauma recover within 30 days and do not develop PTSD.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, take time to recognize how you are feeling, and utilize the counseling and wellness resources available to you.

Check on yourself and others by using the Stress First Aid Relief resource provided by the Wellness Office to assist in recognizing early signs of heightened stress.

For more information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder during COVID-19, please click here.

Other resources:

Office for Counseling and Workplace Resilience

Wellness Office