The events of the past 14 months have forced us to cope with situations we never could have imagined, including, but not limited to, the ongoing pandemic, and increased violent crimes against African Americans and those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, all of which tested our strength and resiliency and had a profound impact on our mental health.  The good news is that there are tools and resources available to help you and your loved ones to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with life’s challenges that can impact your mental health.

A great starting point is our Employee Assistance Program, CCA@YourService. The program offers you and your family free, confidential, 24/7 access to in-the-moment support and referrals to professional counseling for any issue that’s on your mind. In addition, CCA@YourService provides practical work-life assistance to help manage your to-do list—from locating a pet sitter to researching elder care options to budgeting for a major life event. No matter what, no matter when, all this and more are @YourService.

In addition, CCA@YourService will be hosting three free Webinars throughout the month of May to highlight the importance of emotional well-being, validate the challenges of the past year, and offer tools for resiliency that will, it is hoped, take us to brighter days.

Practicing Resiliency During Times of Uncertainty

Wednesday, May 5, 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Register online .

Coping with Grief and Loss

Wednesday, May 12, 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

Register online .

Mental Health Matters

Tuesday, May 25, 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Register online .

Please register for the sessions of your choice.

It’s important to remember that working on your mental health and finding tools that help you thrive takes time. Change won’t happen overnight. Instead, by focusing on small changes, you can move through the stressors of the past year and develop long-term strategies to support yourself on an ongoing basis.

By the Office of Human Resources