Training for how to deal with stress.
Although it’s meant primarily for COVID-19 pandemic stress, which I think all of us have been feeling to some degree, this course from TalkSpace on managing stress can be pretty universally useful. I know personally, I’ve been loaded almost to the breaking point with stress this past year between everything related to the pandemic, stepping in a larger role at work, politics, and the loss of my father. Of course, a lot of that could be causing stress regardless of the pandemic, as could things like job loss and the break up of long-term relationships. It’s been a rough couple of years for most of us, I think. So, this really seems like a good thing to share.
I have to admit that I haven’t done the course myself so I can’t speak to its particular utility, and the creators make clear that they don’t want anyone to substitute it for one-on-one therapy, but for those of us who can’t afford the time and expense of anything else, at least it’s something. And, more so for those of us who maybe just need a little extra help, but not a full round of therapy, it can help.
While the course is free, they do ask for an email address. I’m assuming that they’ll use it for marketing opportunities, which seems a fair trade-off. I can always unsubscribe later.
Let me say, though, that if you’re feeling suicidal, please, do reach out to someone.
|Suicide Hotlines in The United States|
|Crisis Text Line||Text HOME to 741741|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-8255|
|Trans Lifeline||1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community)|
|TrevorLifeline||1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)|
|Veterans Crisis Line||1-800-273-8255, Press 1|