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September 10, 2019
If you have found yourself operating at a million miles an hour every day for your job and feel stressed, you aren’t alone. Much of today’s American workforce is dealing with work-related stress caused by a number of factors which lead to a multitude of problems. The American Institute of Stress has found that 40 percent of workers reported their jobs to be very or extremely stressful while 25 percent said they felt they were often or very often burned out or stressed out by their work.
Workplace stress can be caused by a lack of job security, stressful work conditions, a high workload, lack of support and, an inability to properly cope with stress. Ultimately, workplace stress produces negative effects as well. It can increase the risk of violence, workplace accidents, and the employee attrition rate, thus lowering productivity. It can also increase absenteeism brought on by health problems such as back pain, headaches, fatigue, or even depression and anxiety. Eighty percent of workers feel stressed on the job and nearly half of them say they need help learning how to manage their stress, according to the American Institute of Stress. Thankfully, there are several different ways through which the workers can cope with, counteract, and reduce work stress. Some of these ways include:
By reducing your work stress, you can improve your overall productivity and health. Since your mood reflects on those you work with, stress management will also improve your work environment and interpersonal relationships with your co-workers.
Seeking help for mental health
Workplace stress can be easily managed by following some self-care tips. However, if none of the tips you use prove to be helpful, then it is time you sought the help of a mental health professional. Chronic stress can lead to the development of mental health disorders like depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and substance abuse among others.
If you or a loved one is experiencing stress and battling mental health disorders and is looking for a licensed mental health treatment center, get in touch with Invictus Health Group. Call our 24/7 helpline 866-548-0190 and speak to a member of our admissions team. With the help of just a few questions, they can assess your condition and assist your admission to one of our state-of-the-art partner mental health treatment centers. You can also chat online to a representative for more information on mental health services offered.