The times they are a - stressful | stress-filled!
Stress is what happens when the demands placed on someone exceed what he or they can readily cope with. While a certain amount of pressure is a part of everyday life, and can actually help people to perform better, too much pressure can cause stress to build.
Even if your organization has a policy on mental health and an active HR manager or team, it's most likely a friend or co-worker who'll be the first person to notice a change in someone's behavior that could indicate stress.
Here are a few examples of unusual behaviors that could be signs of stress:
Snapping at colleagues
Putting off decisions
Even when you know that someone is suffering from stress, it can be difficult to broach the subject. You might be scared of causing offense, making it worse, or causing the other person to become angry or upset.
Support takes - COURAGE.
Offering your support can be a crucial first step in battling the often serious mental and physical problems caused by excessive stress, such as burnout , depression, sleeplessness, fatigue, and even heart disease.
Establish a connection
Get to the root of the problem
Suggest practical ways forward
Don't get too involved
To learn more, contact MCCA at mbcustomercontact.org.