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mental health Archive

Acknowledgement of COVID challenges for our South Asian Colleagues

Dear API ERG members, During this time as COVID-19 cases surge in India and other parts of the world, the Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) ERG acknowledges this terrible situation for our South Asian colleagues. India is currently facing a devastating second COVID wave and lacks resources to combat it. Other Asian countries are […]

Six Ways to Manage Coronavirus Depression – Greater Good Science Center

This article from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center offers some concrete steps to take if you’re feeling down. “Knowing what depression looks like and how to manage it can help prevent you from slipping into dark moods.” “Depression is increasing in the United States, in no small part due to COVID-19. According to recent […]

Eight evidence-based techniques for maintaining good mental health

The journal Nature, has put together a great list of tips for maintaining your mental health. All the advice in here is evidence-based, from medical experts and academics. Some of this will be things you’ve heard before, but they bear repeating — often, even small changes can have profoundly positive effects on your well-being. Surprise! […]

Find Your Words – A Mental Health Resource from Kaiser

Mental health matters, and we should talk about it — just like we talk about physical health. Find Your Words is a new website from Kaiser Permanente that’s designed to make it easier to open up about mental health and empower more people to ask for help, take action to help themselves, and support others. […]

HealthNet Talk on Resilience and Self-Care – Sept. 16, 2020

Many of us are dealing with work and life challenges and changes presented with us today. Learn more about how to best take on these challenges. Alison King, a licensed clinical social worker (LCWS) with HealthNet will be conducting live health wellness webinars for the LBNL community this season including topics from stress management, parenting, […]

Townhall: A Scientist’s Primer on Mental Health – September 9, 2020

Recent studies have revealed that mental health struggles are extremely common among researchers. Join the All Access Employee Resource Group Mental Health Initiative for “A Scientist’s Primer on Mental Health,” a one-hour seminar and discussion facilitated by Dragonfly Mental Health. Date: Wednesday, September 9 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm There are many misconceptions about mental health struggles, […]

Support For Those Impacted by Fires, Pandemic

Dear Berkeley Lab Employees, The IDEA Office has heard from various colleagues that some Berkeley Lab staff are evacuating due to the fires, or are in high risk zones and are prepared to evacuate. Also, some colleagues are being impacted by family members now staying with them, since relatives were required to evacuate over the […]

Berkeley Lab & Community Mental Health Resources

The All Access Employee Resource Group Mental Health Initiative has put together a list of Berkeley Lab employee resources, Bay Area resources and national hotlines and other mental health resources. Now more than ever mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. If you’re […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for your mind & body

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Established in 1949, Mental Health Month seeks to put a spotlight on the importance of mental health and wellness and now more than ever, mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. To help, we’ve gathered a list […]

Wellness in the New Normal Program – Every 2 weeks on Tuesday

Are you looking for ways to improve handling the stress of shelter in place?  Have you found approaches that enhance your resilience around the challenges of working from home that you can share? Connect with fellow Berkeley Lab colleagues and join in on short facilitated discussions once  every two weeks to share tips on being […]