There are many factors that contribute to mental health and well-being, and St. Luke’s wants you to have access to the information you need to assess how you, a colleague or loved one are doing.
After you “check your emotional temperature,” be sure to explore and/or connect with a resource, support or professional mental health service that you feel would be of most help.
After all we have experienced and endured together, many of us are in need of connection and self-care. Our emotional health is worth investing time in, and many of the resources are free to access for St. Luke’s employees and providers.
Significant difficulty with emotions, high-level anxiety, panic attacks. Constant fatigue. Depressed mood, feeling overwhelmed. Out of touch with reality. Significant disturbances in thinking. Suicidal thoughts.
Anxiety without relief. Preoccupation.
Lingering sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness. Persistent anger. Decreased performance at work. Significantly disturbed sleep (falling asleep and staying asleep). Avoidance of social situations, isolation.
Irritable/impatient. Nervous, sad. Increased worrying, procrastination, forgetfulness. Difficulty sleeping or falling asleep. Lowered energy. Difficulty relaxing. Intrusive thoughts. Decreased social activity. Numb.
Typical mood fluctuations. Takes things in stride. Usual sleep patterns. Consistent performance. Physically and socially active. Comfortable with others. Usual self-confidence. Feel in touch with myself.
St. Luke's behavioral health clinics provide clinical screening and triage with a mental health therapist for new referrals or patient inquiries and now offer availability of same-day (24-48 hours) or urgent (2-10 days) access for psychiatry and therapy as clinically indicated through triage. Your health records are always private and protected by law.
Tapping into your network of support to balance and manage stress can help you strengthen and maintain your overall sense of well-being. We encourage you to participate when St. Luke's leaders organize staff support events and reflection rounding. You may also benefit from lifting your colleagues up and showing your support through Care Out Loud.
St. Luke’s network of social support resources also includes: