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10 Tips to Deal with Anxiety in the Workplace for 2024

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A new year often means new goals. Why not set a goal to cope better with anxiety in the workplace in 2024? Often, people don’t prioritize their mental health, but workplace stress can erode employees’ moods, impact their productivity, and trigger mental health symptoms like anxiety. 

Resurgence is a leading behavioral health rehab center that specializes in substance abuse treatment and dual diagnosis treatment. Anxiety is frequently a trigger for people to abuse alcohol or drugs, but it doesn’t have to be. Anxiety can be managed effectively. The following tips address the problem of workplace anxiety. Use these tips to cope with anxiety and depression, but remember that help is available at our treatment center.

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Understanding Anxiety in the Workplace: Causes and Effects

There are many causes of workplace anxiety. An abundance of work can cause an employee to feel stress. Looming deadlines and a lack of sufficient time to complete work can trigger anxiety. The work associated with a job, however, is often not the chief cause of anxiety in the workplace. Some people feel anxious because of the social dynamics at play. They may struggle to relate to colleagues. They may have conflicts with managers or customers that impact their mental health. When employees can identify the factors that cause them anxiety at work, they can take steps to develop coping strategies for dealing with them in healthy ways.

Tip 1: Identifying Triggers of Workplace Anxiety

The first step to coping with the triggers of anxiety better is to identify them. What causes you to experience stress and anxiety at work? Make a list. Once you have a list, you can work with a counselor or therapist to develop ways to combat these triggers more effectively. Be sure to note everything that makes you feel nervous or edgy, including meetings, deadlines, evaluations, overtime, etc…You can’t find ways to cope with stressors until you can name your stressors. 

Tip 2: Implementing Effective Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Strategies

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When you understand what triggers your anxiety, you can develop strategies to cope in healthier ways. You may be able to take different approaches to aspects of your job or take advantage of mental health resources available to you that can help you reduce your stress. With the right treatment strategies in place, you can better manage your condition. Managing workplace anxiety requires conscious effort. In other words, it won’t happen without your attention. By making changes in how you cope, you can improve your symptoms and, very likely, your workplace performance.

Tip 3: Exploring Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers and Their Benefits

If you have a dual diagnosis, which includes a substance use disorder and a mental health condition like anxiety or depression, you can get simultaneous treatment at a treatment center like Resurgence Behavioral Health which specializes in dual-diagnosis treatment. Treatment will help you achieve your recovery goals and help you prevent relapse. Treatment will not only positively impact your work life, but also your personal life too.

Tip 4: Combining Anxiety and Depression Treatment Techniques

Anxiety and depression frequently go hand in hand. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, our experienced clinicians help clients develop and practice coping techniques for managing the triggers of their anxiety and depression. From medication management to holistic coping approaches, some strategies will help you minimize your symptoms so you enjoy improved mental health and well-being. 

Tip 5: Addressing Bullying and Its Impact on Mental Health

Does bullying impact adults? Yes. Even in the workplace, employees may feel bullied. Bullying may look different than it does in the elementary or middle school setting, but it can leave people feeling about the same. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we empower clients to address bullying issues that are impacting–impeding–their mental health. With support, clients can make the changes they need or take appropriate steps to stop workplace bullying or unhealthy workplace behaviors that cause tension or erode the positive nature of workplace culture.

Tip 6: Embracing Holistic Mental Health Care Approaches

Holistic mental health care approaches can help people manage their stress and anxiety triggers in healthful ways. For instance, practicing yoga or meditation are holistic strategies that have been shown to reduce stress and improve mental health and well-being. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we combine evidence-based therapy with holistic treatment approaches to help clients healthily manage their condition. Holistic treatment approaches enhance clients’ overall health and well-being but can be especially conducive to improved mental wellness. 

Tip 7: Utilizing Counseling for Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace

Attending individual or group counseling can be a helpful way to manage workplace anxiety and depression. Co-occurring disorders therapy includes counseling that addresses both the substance use disorder and the mental health condition that the person has been diagnosed with. Counseling allows clients to focus on particular aspects of their dual diagnosis so they can develop strategies for better condition management. Counselors can help clients address workplace issues that impact their mental health. 

Tip 8: Leveraging Mental Health Support Groups for Employee Well-Being

Mental health support groups can be beneficial for employees struggling with a condition like anxiety or depression. Participating in a group allows clients to obtain support from their peers. During group counseling sessions, clients can share their stress and learn from one another about coping with workplace anxiety. Counselors can help group members learn new ways to cope with their condition in the workplace setting. Although some employers offer group support, it’s not common. Resurgence Behavioral Health features group counseling that enhances clients’ well-being and empowers them to successfully manage their condition in and out of the workplace environment. 

Tip 9: Applying Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in the Workplace

Employees who have conditions like anxiety, depression, or dual diagnosis can benefit from evidence-based mental health treatments. Evidence-based therapies have the support of the scientific and medical communities. They’ve been subjected to rigorous clinical studies and have been deemed safe and effective for treating mental health and behavioral health conditions.  Resurgence Behavioral Health includes evidence-based therapies as part of our treatment plans. 

Tip 10: Assessing and Maximizing Workplace Mental Health Resources 

Employees who take time to discover workplace mental health resources are poised to obtain the support they need to successfully cope with workplace triggers of anxiety. If you aren’t sure how to assess or maximize your resources, Resurgence Behavioral Health can help. We offer a full continuum of care to help clients transition back to work and their everyday lives while coping effectively with their condition.

Empowering Employees with Tools to Manage Workplace Anxiety 

Resurgence Behavioral Health helps clients to manage their dual diagnosis. One way to ensure that clients maintain their recovery progress is to help them become empowered to cope with their anxiety in the workplace. By using workplace mental health resources, continuing to attend counseling for anxiety and depression, and embracing some holistic mental health care therapies, clients can manage their workplace anxiety better. Improved condition management helps clients lead more fulfilling and happier lives. Learning to manage anxiety and other conditions empowers employees to be their best and achieve their recovery goals.

Call Resurgence Behavioral Health to get the support you need to manage your dual diagnosis. Our clinicians treat clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. Let us help you find healthy ways to improve your mental health well-being. 

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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