A recent Facebook Live about how to deal with the stresses of returning to work during the pandemic attracted 14,000 views (and counting). In our current environment, individuals who have never struggled with mental health issues are experiencing symptoms but may be hesitant to reach out for help.

Gulsum Silluzio, director of operations for Horizon Health Services, said “You’re not alone and not the only one experiencing this. We are human and are experiencing a major change and something completely new with COVID. Acknowledge the fact that this could be causing your stress and this overwhelming feeling and that it’s ok to talk about it.”

Other presenters were Lisa A. Coppola, Esq., attorney at The Coppola Firm, Eric Galdys, human resources business partner at ESC. The event was moderated Karl Shallowhorn, Chair of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition and President of Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC.

You can view the session at The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition’s Facebook Page.