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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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This month, we look at identifying symptoms of anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

As we continue to weather the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen an understandable rise across the board in mental health issues: stress, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and suicidal ideation, to name a few. Isolation from supports and an inability to engage in regular routines and self-care activities can be painful, and can lead to numbness and depression.

This week, we want to share some information on how to identify mental health symptoms, share statistics and safety tips for preventing suicide prevention, and provide resources for mental health and suicide prevention. 

Please reach out to us at the Employee Assistance Program at 617-635-2200 if you feel you are suffering from mental health symptoms like those described above, counselors are available to speak with you and help you.

Be well, and be safe.