April 15, 2021
In addition to the ongoing burdens caused by the pandemic, of late we find ourselves having to cope with the additional stress – and distress – of national issues such as the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota, and increasing violence against Asians and Asian-Americans. While concerns such as these are difficult for everyone, they are especially challenging for BIPOC community members.
In the midst of feeling overwhelmed, it is easy to forget that MIT has support resources available.
For all staff and faculty members
- Two workshops from Human Resources on understanding and managing the emotions that you and your colleagues experience at work:
- From the HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing:
- Upcoming seminars and workshops related to burnout, coping with worries, and empathy.
- A new seminar, developed in collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group, will be announced soon.
- MIT MyLife Services is available 24/7 to provide you and your household family members with free and confidential counseling and consultative support.
- MIT Community Wellness has developed wellness videos and virtual classes, most at no cost, to support mind and body wellness and to help the community manage stress, develop routine, and create connection. View their offerings to support body, family, and mind.
Employees experiencing financial hardships due to a sudden or non-recurring emergency may apply to the Staff Emergency Hardship Fund for up to $1,500 in financial assistance.