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AllenComm Partners with Columbia University Psychiatric Department to Offer Free Online Guide to Overcome Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

Press Release from AllenComm

AllenComm partnered with the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry to create a free online guide, to combat feelings of anxiety and the resulting uncertainty from the recent outbreak of COVID-19.   COVID-19:   5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety is a free digital guide designed by AllenComm and written by Dr. Anne Marie Albano, author, and   Founder of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. This is a free resource designed to help those that feel anxiety and panic from the resulting uncertainty caused by the outbreak.

“Anxiety can run wild during times of uncertainty and crisis,” says Dr. Anne Marie Albano. “Our goal is to give practical information on how to think through, calm yourself, and manage during this COVID-19 pandemic. This guide gives practical steps for how to keep your calm during a time of uncertainty.”

COVID-19: 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection on their mobile device or computer. The guide addresses common concerns in five modules that identify helpful or harmful thoughts, how to take control of the stories we tell ourselves, putting things into perspective, educating on what to focus on, and occupying the mind and body with the right thoughts and actions. 

“This outbreak affects more than our L&D industry. We feel it’s our responsibility to relieve some of the anxiety our community might be feeling right now and to help them find their footing as we navigate our way through these turbulent times,” said Ron Zamir, AllenComm CEO. “It’s important to help each other stay calm and unified until this situation passes.”

 

About AllenComm

For over 35 years, AllenComm has partnered with Fortune 100 companies to create and scale unique, innovative learning solutions. Extensive instructional design experience, innovative learning technologies, and agency-level creative teams enable AllenComm to stand out in the learning landscape. Considered one of the top ten firms of its kind in the country, AllenComm wins over 40 awards year after year for their tailored learning solutions.   With internal workforce and experience, AllenComm is uniquely positioned in the learning space to meet multiple needs from small to very large change management projects. Partnering with AllenComm to supplement and support human capital management needs has helped customers reduce expenses, shorten onboarding periods, and raise the impact of sales and compliance efforts.

For more information, visit  allencomm.com.

 

About Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest in the country in terms of faculty size as well as state, federal, and foundation research support. They are currently among the top-ranked in the nation for Psychiatry in the US News & World Report Best Hospital rankings, as well as in psychiatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. They have extraordinary clinical, educational, and research resources. Their faculty includes over 400 psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and neurobehavioral scientists. Clinical facilities and laboratories of the Psychiatry Department are located in a large number of institutions and healthcare systems. These include New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Washington Heights Community Mental Health Center. The Department of Psychiatry also houses the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, the Mind/Brain Institute, a Howard Hughes Research Institute and the Stanley Center for Applied Neuroscience of Bipolar Disorders.

 

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