May is Mental Health Awareness Month and at Dot Foods, we take your well-being seriously. That’s why we offer a variety of resources for employees to access, whether or not they are on our healthcare plan. 

If you are struggling with your mental health, know you are not alone and there are people here to help. 

Check out the articles below to learn more about how you can best take care of your mental health—whether you’re on the warehouse floor, on the road, or working in a Dot office. 

Taking Care of Your Mental & Financial Health During Uncertain Times

Your mental and financial health matter more than ever during these uncertain times. At Dot, we encourage you to take advantage of these free resources for guidance, support, and peace of mind.

Truck Drivers & Mental Health

Long hours, fatigue, and managing daily stressors can all negatively influence a truck driver’s mental health. And unless they are driving on a team, truck drivers face many days alone. While this solace can be nice, it can also take a toll on a driver’s well-being.

Mental health is a big part of a truck driver’s overall wellness and can greatly affect his or her productivity, life on the road, and relationships with others. Let’s see how anxiety and depression may impact truck drivers and how we can help those who are struggling.

Dot Health Benefits to Keep You Moving

Long hours, fatigue, and managing daily stressors can all negatively influence a truck driver’s mental and physical well-being. And while the solace of traveling alone can be enjoyable, it can also take a toll on a person’s welfare. If you or a colleague are dealing with health challenges, Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) provides a variety of driver benefits and resources to help you manage your health.

Making the Most of Your Benefits

Your mental, physical, and financial well-being are important to everyone at Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) and Dot Foods. These services—which are available to all employees, spouses, and dependents (ages 3+) enrolled in Dot’s health plan—are designed to save you time and money so you can make your health a priority.

3 Steps for Encouraging Relaxation During Challenging Times

Relaxation, what is it? More importantly, how do we get more of it?

These questions seem particularly relevant during turbulent times. Turn on any morning news show and we’re bombarded by negative messages, followed by experts who preach the benefits of relaxation and tell us to prioritize it. But how do we do that?

How to Support Your Child(ren) Emotionally During this Stressful Time

In addition to taking care of ourselves, many of us have to also consider our children. How can we best support them in an ever-changing pandemic?

Parents should expect that different children may respond to stressful events in a variety of ways. It is not uncommon for their behaviors and demeanor to change and fluctuate. Don’t worry; your calm response will help them bounce back.

Managing the Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On January 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. Since then, we have been inundated with terms such as COVID-19, coronavirus, self-quarantine, and social distancing. Not only is there a lot to learn about the current pandemic, there are a lot of emotions. Fear, sadness, confusion, and anger are just a few of the feelings we are experiencing.

Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Stress During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) released this video to assist those of us who may be experiencing anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some great tips here that you can implement in your daily life to help reduce stress and make the best of this situation.

Looking for Other Resources to Address Your Mental Health?

Reach out to your HR manager for more information and assistance.