“Yikes: Coping with the Anxiety of Uncertainty,” is a COVID-19-prompted course designed to support individuals suffering from panic and the anxiety of uncertainty in these unprecedented times. “Yikes” empowers participants to practice proactive self-care, cope with stress, minimize health risks, and maximize financial security amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is available online, is self-paced, and takes about two hours to complete.
“Yikes: Coping with the Anxiety of Uncertainty,” will (1) explain how life transitions, stress, and anxiety impact an individual’s mental health; (2) explore practical strategies, tools, and resources to cope with anxiety related to occupational, health, and social uncertainty; and (3) empower participants to practice proactive self-care and stress management amidst unanticipated transitions and community-wide panic.
Sneak Peek Topics Include:
- Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Tools for Working (and Finding Work) Online
- Free Services Offered to Small Businesses During COVID-19
- Revenue-Generation Ideas for Layoffs or Reduced Income
- Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Boundary-Setting for Screens & Social Media
- Free Educational, Cultural, and Historical Resources
- Seeking Connection & Support From Home
- Anxiety of Uncertainty
- Coping with Unanticipated Transitions
- Mindfulness, Meditation, and Deep-Breathing Amidst Panic
- 20+ Bonus Anxiety-Reducing Strategies & Practices
- Lifetime access to this self-paced e-course moderated by a LEAD-credentialed instructor.
- A personalized 2-year certificate of completion.
- Access to a 40-page, downloadable post-course resource guide with population-specific lifelines and inclusive, culturally-competent, and trauma-informed self-help, community-based, and professional resources.
- FREE, lifetime access to an exclusive Facebook group and newsletter for continued education and support.
Hosting Companies or Organizations Receive:
- One free progress report per e-course or virtual workshop, on a date and time of its choice. This progress report includes a list of registered participants and individual reports that have lecture progress and quiz scores.
- Blinded evaluation and quiz results for all staff, in addition, to notice if any staff member requires additional mental health support.
Kyrah J. Altman's story of social entrepreneurship began at nine years old. As a result of growing up in a broken home, she began experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in middle school. While mental illness followed her throughout adolescence, she channeled her struggle into the founding of a social enterprise called Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do (LEAD), Inc.
In 2016, Kyrah won $32,500 of seed funding in the George Washington University New Venture Competition as the only competing college female and freshman student. Since 2012, Kyrah has been featured in the New York Times, on three national television stations, and was named the nation's 3rd best student entrepreneur by the EO Global Student Entrepreneurs Award.
Today, Kyrah is the CEO and co-founder of LEAD, Inc. Since its founding, LEAD has transformed into the industry leader in mental health education in the United States. Altman resides in her home state of Massachusetts to be near her younger siblings. She travels the world, speaking about the impact of social entrepreneurship on trauma survivors, the importance of proactive mental health education in schools, and the idea that "while not everyone has a mental illness, everyone can improve their mental health."
Frequently Asked Questions
DISCLAIMER: By registering for this course, you understand and agree that LEAD, Inc.’s courses are supplementary only and in no way replace present workplace training processes. LEAD, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for fully and completely teaching you, which obligation rests solely with you or your employer. You will indemnify LEAD, Inc. from any action, suit, or proceeding based upon any allegation that you have not been properly or adequately trained.