The following is a message posted on the EAP website prior to the 2020 election. This post and the corresponding handout contain a number of resources to enhance your coping skills.
The simultaneous crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, renewed calls for racial justice and the current election season are crescendoing into high levels of stress, tension, fatigue, fear and overwhelm for many UT employees.
We offer these resources which may be a support to help navigate the spectrum of feelings you are encountering related to the upcoming election. As a gentle reminder, because we’re all unique, the coping strategies that soothe or support a friend or colleague may or may not be what you’re needing. You can try these different approaches to see what options might strengthen or expand practices already in your tool belt.