Pennsauken – Continuing with Williams Trading Co’s series on COVID-19, Williams Trading Co shares some quick and helpful tips to help with dealing with depression and anxiety during the pandemic.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Spikes in Anxiety & Depression
Aside from killing more than 100,000 Americans to date and wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is also taking its toll on mental health. According to new data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately one-third of U.S. adults have symptoms of depression or anxiety, a sharp increase over the results of a comparable survey conducted in the first half of 2019.
Turn off the News and TV and Take a Break
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Taking care of yourself and speaking with your family and friends can help you to cope with stress.
Connect with others in the Adult Industry and Join the Pleasure Professional Place Group
Members of the Adult industry recently started Facebook groups to keep connected, among which is Pleasure Professional Place. An ideal way to stay connected and in touch with the industry and its professionals, industry professionals can join the group here at this Facebook link.
Celebrate the Positive with New Store Openings
If you are an Adult store operator, celebrate the positive with your recent store opening! Many areas including Florida, Texas and California continue to open. New Jersey has announced that non-essential retail businesses can reopen on June 15th. Many Adult operators are practicing Curbside Pick Up for new orders.
You can follow the ongoing list of store openings here at XBIZ.
CDC Guidelines in Dealing with Stress
Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
- Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs. Make time to unwind.
- Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Connect with others.
- Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Start a new exercise routine
Support your loved ones
Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated. Consider connecting with loved ones by:
- Mailing letters or cards.
- Text messages.
- Video chat.
- Social media.
Do You Need Help or Know Someone Who Does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
- Call 911.
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, or Call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.
This is the latest in Williams Trading Co’s COVID-19-related educational releases; each week, new content will be posted across Williams Trading Co’s various media platforms.
Previous content can be found at the links below:
Williams Trading Co. Offers Tips to Brick & Mortar Retailers: How to Build Inexpensive Barriers At the Cash Wrap to Preserve Social Distancing – Williams Trading offers retailers some tips on building cost-effective barriers to protect customers and employees.
Williams Trading Co. Offers Tips to Brick & Mortar Retailers to Convert Commerce to Curbside Pick-Up During Openings – Williams Trading offers retailers How-To tips on converting their brick and mortar business model to curbside pickup.
Williams Trading Co Offers a Checklist and Store Opening Guide as States Slowly Allow Openings – Williams Trading Co offers retailers some helpful guidelines for reopening their business as restrictions begin to lift
COVID 19 How to Exercise at Home and Tips on Stress– Williams Trading Co. offers some great tips on exercising at home and dealing with stress
Protecting Yourself From COVID-19 While Grocery Shopping – Best practices and tips on how to protect yourself while at the grocery store.
Quick Tips How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves – There’s a right way and a wrong way to take off gloves; this shows you the correct way to remove gloves and avoid contaminating your hands.
It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask Here’s how to do it – Complete with printable patterns, diagrams, and instructions.
The Vital Importance of Social Distancing – Why Social Distancing is important to flattening the curve of COVID-19
Williams Trading Co. Opens Up It’s Williams Trading University e-learning Portal to all Adult channels During the COVID 19 Stay at Home Mandate Period – The award-winning e-Learning platform offers all retailers a chance to brush up or refresh their knowledge with over 150 training modules. This is a great way to pass the time – and earn chances to win prizes.
Williams Trading Co Releases New Course on Williams Trading University – A Retailers Guide to COVID-19 – With information culled directly from the CDC’s website, this module on Williams Trading University offers retailers a guide to best practices when deep cleaning their stores, an overview of symptoms of the virus, and downloadable, printable infographics that can be used as signage or even checklists for store employees.
You Tube – The COVID-19: A Retailer’s Guide YouTube video – shares best practices for retailers concerned about COVID-19, tips to sanitizing your store, and how to keep your employees and customers healthy.