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STATEMENT TO EMPLOYEES AND PATIENTS REGARDING COVID-19

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, partners and patients. Our clinic is 100 percent operational and we have prepared an operational plan to ensure we can maintain our service level, while ensuring the health and safety of all that interact with our clinic.

We closely monitor any developments regarding COVID-19 safety measures and will implement updates as needed.

- Hand Hygiene: Proper and frequent hand-washing is vital to help combat the spread of viruses.
- Ongoing Training: In addition to our regular training, we are completing enhanced COVID-19 awareness training as a team.
- Potential Exposure: Employees who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, those who live with someone exhibiting symptoms, or anyone who has been exposed to the virus are mandated to not come to work.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we would like to extend our counseling and medication management services. We are currently offering TeleBehavioral Health Therapy services and Medication Management to anyone who is experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, or otherwise including those caused as a result of recent events. If you or someone you know resides in any area of the State of Illinois and is in need of our services please reach out to our office at 908-291-2727 and get access to the help you need.

908-291-2727

jerseybehavioral@gmail.com
2333 Morris Ave, Ste C206, Union, NJ 07083

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

908-291-2727

jerseybehavioral@gmail.com

2333 Morris Ave, Ste C206

Union, NJ 07083

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Stress Management

How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress

It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems

Identify the sources of stress in your life

Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Your true sources of stress aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about work deadlines. But maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress.

To identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses:

  • Do you explain away stress as temporary (“I just have a million things going on right now”) even though you can’t remember the last time you took a breather?
  • Do you define stress as an integral part of your work or home life (“Things are always crazy around here”) or as a part of your personality (“I have a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”).
  • Do you blame your stress on other people or outside events, or view it as entirely normal and unexceptional?

Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control.

Start a Stress Journal

A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes. Write down:

  • What caused your stress (make a guess if you’re unsure)
  • How you felt, both physically and emotionally
  • How you acted in response
  • What you did to make yourself feel better

Look at how you currently cope with stress

Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Your stress journal can help you identify them. Are your coping strategies healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem.

Learning healthier ways to manage stress

If your methods of coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. You can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose, it’s helpful to think of the four As: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept.

Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no “one size fits all” solution to managing it. No single method works for everyone or in every situation, so experiment with different techniques and strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control.

I was quite literally standing on an edge, ready to jump off. And now I haven’t had a thought like that in weeks. I’m feeling a lot more like myself from my golden days. I’m, like, ready to start working on things again. It’s been really, really exciting. Having the energy to do that, just do things again.

- Becca - Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal, Acting, TMS

When you’re you’re stuck in these places of depression and PTSD and anxiety, it’s like, you’re not really living a life, you’re just trying to manage a life. And, you know, I feel like, for the first time in a really long time, I’m living a life.

- Christopher - PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Veteran, Work, TMS, Ketamine

My parents didn’t realize what I had was depression, pretty serious depression too, for quite a long time. I came to serenity because I went to numerous doctors and tried numerous different medications for treating depression and anxiety with no luck… Like a month or two later (after starting TMS), I just felt fantastic.

- Mitchell - Depression, Anxiety, College, Ketamine, TMS