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Identifying and Combating Burnout

Identifying and Combating Burnout

Katherine used to like her work, but her feelings about it have changed. Katherine works full time as a nurse on an inpatient medical unit, but lately she finds herself struggling to keep up with increased work demands, and feeling emotionally and physically exhausted.  Now she has less control over her schedule and has been canceling several family and social events to accommodate her work schedule.  She used to look forward to going to work, but now she dreads the start of her shift.   Katherine feels detached from herself and from those around her.  Recently, she’s been making sarcastic comments about her co-workers and even some of the patients in her care.  She used to find her work meaningful and took pride in her job. However, over the past few weeks, she has struggled to see the purpose of her role and has been worried about the quality of her work performance.  When Katherine does have time away from work, it never seems enough time to help her re-charge.    Lately Katherine has been wondering if she is experiencing burnout.

Sleep … It just can’t be overrated

Sleep … It just can’t be overrated

You or someone close to you may have experienced, or are currently experiencing, insomnia.   Approximately 35% of adults have complained of insomnia symptoms at some point in their adult lives.  Insomnia has many causes including medical conditions such as restless leg syndrome and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.  Read this month’s blog post from Behavioral Health Partners to learn about strategies to help combat insomnia.  BHP, part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program, offers mental and emotional health services to eligible individuals and dependents.  Have questions or want to learn more?  Email bhp@urmc.rochester.edu or call 276-6900.

 

 

 

What to Say to Someone with Anxiety

What to Say to Someone with Anxiety

An estimated 29% of the US population is affected by anxiety disorders.  If you know someone dealing with anxiety, you may find it easy to offer advice, but you’ll want to think twice.  Read this month’s blog post from Behavioral Health Partners to learn better ways to respond to a friend or family member with anxiety.  BHP, part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program, offers mental and emotional health services to eligible individuals and dependents. Have questions or want to learn more? Email bhp@urmc.rochester.edu or call 276-6900.

We Need to Talk About Suicide

We Need to Talk About Suicide

Suicide is a tragedy for those who take their lives and those left behind.  September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  The Department of Psychiatry speaks out with a timely blog post - We Need to Talk About Suicide.

Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

After long Rochester winters, we want to make the most of summer activities.  But sometimes juggling summertime fun with work and daily life can become stressful.  When stress increases, anxiety can get the best of us.  Read this month's blog for ways to keep your cool this summer, and year round.