By Megan Norman, TeamHealth Wellness Manager
With COVID-19 in the news every day, it is only natural to have some anxiety. Constant reminders of stress can negatively affect our emotional well-being. Be kind to yourself and acknowledge your fears. It may be helpful to remember other obstacles you have overcome, how you coped and what you learned. Reminding yourself of your resilience in the past can help you remain optimistic in the present. It is healthy to accept help from your loved ones and other resources.
Try to maintain your overall well-being to ease your stress. Eat healthfully, get enough rest and exercise, relax and stay in contact with family and friends. If you need more support, talk with someone about your feelings and seek help from a counselor who can help you process your emotions and identify coping strategies. Limit the time you spend watching media coverage about COVID-19. Learn from reliable resources such as TeamHealth, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
TeamHealth is here to help you navigate COVID-19 professionally and personally. TeamHealth offers LiveWell Resources for Living to assist you with your personal response to this pandemic.
TeamHealth is committed to supporting our clinicians and administrative employees, now and always. We care about you, your well-being and your career. Please help us by sharing LiveWell Resources for Living with those you are concerned about, encourage them to get help and take advantage of these resources.
TeamHealth has increased our virtual and in-person counseling visits to five per issue, per year to better support you during this difficult time. For your convenience, unlimited telephonic counseling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our clinicians are on the frontline managing care for adults and children who are sick and scared. As a result, they develop and utilize coping skills that are specific to healthcare providers.
Clinical and administrative associates also are grappling with the societal and personal implications of COVID-19. Talking to a counselor can help these individuals cope with stress in a healthy way To get started, call 844.526.8300. This is a confidential resource for you and your family. LiveWell Resources for Living is available for all members of your household, including dependent children up to age 26, whether or not they live at home.
Financial and Legal Services
Telephonic financial consultations are available with a licensed accountant or Certified Financial Planner once per year, per issue for 30 minutes. This is a great opportunity to discuss your financial concerns, including market uncertainty. Online financial resources also are available to help you improve your financial well-being, including financial calculators for mortgages, refinancing, life insurance, consolidating debt, buying a vehicle, retirement planning, family planning and college funds. A variety of articles around debt reduction, financial goal setting and avoiding identity theft are available as well.
Telephonic 30-minute legal consultations with a state-specific attorney are available once per issue, per year. If you need it, you are eligible for a 25% discounted rate for ongoing legal representation. Online resources are available to assist with creating a will or other legal documents.
Daily Life Assistance
LiveWell Resources for Living provides convenient services to help save you time and energy. You can access qualified, certified specialists to fit your personal needs with lists of providers for housecleaning, landscaping, pest control, handyman services, plumbing, electrical, painting, home inspections or general contractors. LiveWell Resources also can provide a list of child and parenting services, adult and elder services, health and wellness resources and pet services. Call 844.526.8300 to get started.
We Can Do This Together
When faced with the challenges of COVID-19, we have the opportunity to grow through the process, come out stronger on the other side and look back and say, “I can’t believe how TeamHealth associates came together and supported each other through COVID-19.” Let’s look forward to looking back when all of this is over with pride about what TeamHealth accomplished together.
To access any of these resources, contact Megan Norman, TeamHealth Wellness Manager, with questions or call 865.293.5245.