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Addressing the behavioral health consequences of high stress assignments is critical to fostering psychological safety in the workplace. During their
extraordinary work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units have been faced with, and worked to address, behavioral health needs by implementing effective strategies to promote team well-being and resilience.
These strategies have offered meaningful support to MRC volunteers who have served on high stress missions/deployments – from medical surge support at healthcare facilities to mass vaccinations – and can be adopted by other organizations to appropriately support their people.
Consider adopting these best practices, innovative strategies, and resources as part of your process for team health and well-being.
Challenges during COVID-19 for MRC units include:
Mitigation strategies that MRC units have utilized include:
COVID-19 has caused anxiety in communities across the country, and MRC units have been working to ensure that they meet both the physical and the behavioral health needs of the communities they serve. Here are two concepts that some MRC units have implemented to help build resilience.
Addressing the behavioral health consequences of high stress assignments is important to fostering psychological safety. Consider including these best practices, innovative strategies, and resources as a part of your process of supporting team health and well-being and the well-being of your community.
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