Mental Health Matters

Mental health is an issue that is constantly talked about everywhere, but even more during this pandemic. According to the director of Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Abdul Jalil Hassan, said that from 2019 to May 2021, at least 281 men and 1,427 women committed suicide with 872 between 15 and 18 years old. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress healthily will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. 

Managing Stress While Working from Home 

HRM Asia highlights 5 tips on managing stress while working from home, as follows: 

  • Set out your tasks first thing in the morning 
  • Be flexible with your time 
  • Don’t overwork yourself 
  • Set out expectations with your boss 
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself 

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