ISSUES MANAGEMENT - NOVEMBER
Our issues management for November was on COVID-19 and mental health. Guest speaker was Eric Reaves, MSW, with Manatee Associates of Counseling and Assessments. We learned that the coronavirus pandemic may be stressful for people and fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Mr. Reaves talked about the wide range of challenges and struggles in our personal and professional relationships and reminded us of the great joy and satisfaction and fulfillment from those relationships. Manatee Associates of Counseling and Assessments offers effective counseling, therapy and support services to help restore balance and improve quality of life.