Checking In On Stress

Checking in on stress has never been more important.

Stress doesn’t just affect a person emotionally, it affects them physically too.

That’s why checking in on the stress levels of your colleagues, loved ones, and friends is more important than ever. Whether you’re working from home or back at the office, stress triggers can still emerge and vary from person to person. A simple act of care can make a great difference to a team member's emotional and physical well-being.

Cigna is here with tips, resources, and support to check in during these times.

RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS

Questions from Cigna doctors: Identify loneliness while social distancing.

Social distancing is important to keep you and everyone else safe from COVID-19. But it can be lonely. Dr. Douglas Nemecek, Chief Medical Officer for Cigna Behavioral Health, provides questions you can ask yourself, your friends and your family members to check in on your emotional health.

Questions from Cigna doctors: Identify loss of control and fear of the unknown.

Learn from Dr. Stuart Lustig, National Medical Executive for Cigna Behavioral Health, as he provides questions you can ask yourself to identify some of the emotional effects of these extraordinary times.

Questions from Cigna doctors: Emotional health in children.

Dr. Stuart Lustig, National Medical Executive for Cigna Behavioral Health, discusses questions you can ask your children to check in on their emotional health during this time of social distancing.

Questions from Cigna doctors: Emotional check-in for seniors.

Hear from Dr. Stuart Lustig, National Medical Executive for Cigna Behavioral Health, as he shares questions you can ask to check-in on the emotional health of the seniors in your life.

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

Virtual workforce check-in.

With the spread of COVID-19, your workforce may have transitioned to home offices. This is keeping everyone safe, but being separated from co-workers can be difficult. Dr. Douglas Nemecek, Chief Medical Officer for Cigna Behavioral Health, provides questions you can ask to check in on your coworkers.

Identify workplace productivity anxiety.

During this pandemic, it's important to remember the emotional health of your team. Dr. Stuart Lustig, National Medical Executive for Cigna Behavioral Health, talks about questions you can ask to make sure work/life balance is made a priority and assess workplace stress in this new environment.

Learn more about individual and workplace support during COVID-19.

Visit the Cigna COVID-19 Resource Center, view our COVID-19 Resource Articles, and learn more about the Cigna COVID-19 Global Impact Study.

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