Mental Health Awareness Month: 6 Steps for Pandemic Relief

When the stress of the past year meets anxiety over returning to the workplace, expert help is needed.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

May 21, 2021

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A report produced by the CDC shows the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on adults in the U.S. Between August 2020 and February 2021, those reporting recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive order increased from 36.4% to 41.5%. Meanwhile, the percentage of individuals reporting unmet mental health care needs increased from 9.2%-11.7%.


USANA’s Kevin Guest

Ironically, as the pandemic is improving and workers are looking at returning to office settings, anxiety is spiking, not dropping.

Therefore, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kevin Guest is offering six practices to help workers ease back into an onsite work pattern. Guest is chairman and CEO of USANA Health Sciences. He authored the bestseller “All the Right Reasons: 12 Timeless Principles for Living a Life in Harmony.”

Scroll through our slideshow above to see what he recommends.

Editor’s Note: Suggestions are great, of course, but if you are in crisis, there are resources for immediate help:

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Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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