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LifeSpeak’s first ever white paper on Mental Health in the Workplace is now live

Celebrating our 15th year in business, one of LifeSpeak’s give-backs to the HR community is a white paper on transforming healthcare by improving mental health in the workplace. We worked with our friends at 10 organizations (representing over one million employees) to share practical insights on their own approach to mental health in the workplace. They have revealed how they drove change within their organizations, using a practical approach that employers of any size can easily implement. "In discussing mental health and wellness programming, the organizations interviewed agreed that mental health had become a critical component of their health and...

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Ask the Expert: Bob Gavlak on getting a grip on your finances

Let's face it: personal finance is confusing. With so many rules and approaches to optimizing taxes, investments, mortgages, credit cards, and so on, it's easy to get overwhelmed. We invited our expert Bob Gavlak to...

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Can personality tests be used to improve diversity?

Introvert or extrovert? Cats or dogs? Tea or coffee? We love categorizing ourselves and each other. Doing so can help us figure out who we’re compatible with, what sort of work we’re best suited for,...

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Ask the Expert: Sharon Selby on back-to-school and other childhood anxieties

For some children, returning to school in September is exciting. They look forward to making new friends and learning new subjects. However, other children can find these same things quite daunting, and the idea of...

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10 tips to make sure your remote workers don't feel isolated.

What defines the “workplace” has evolved dramatically in the past few years. Not only have our jobs changed, but where, when, and how we work have all become completely fluid. An ever-increasing number of employees...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Joshua Coleman on relationships

Is the "honeymoon phase" a real thing? How can we mend strained relationships? Why do siblings fight? The questions are endless when it comes to friendships, love, and family. That's why we were grateful to...

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If you aren’t letting your staff work flexibly, you need to start now.

If you were on the phone right now with a friend and they told you “I’m at work”, what would you imagine their surroundings looked like? Maybe you’d picture them sitting in a cubicle, or...

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Be aware: bigotry in the workplace can have long term effects on employee mental health.

At this point, everybody knows prioritizing inclusion is a worthwhile endeavor for any organization. Diversity initiatives are becoming indispensable across the board, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. And it’s not just HR managers who...

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Ask the Expert: Lysa Toye on understanding grief

Grief is one of the most complex human experiences. How we grieve, when we grieve, and how long the process takes can vary significantly from person to person. Therapist and social worker, Lysa Toye, joined...

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Expert advice at your fingertips: Introducing the LifeSpeak App!

Life tends to present us with obstacles when we least expect it. While it's impossible to be prepared for all life's challenges, it certainly helps to have access to expert advice whenever you need it,...

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Ask the Expert: Michael Bach on workplace diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion aren't buzz words — they're essential to any organization that hopes to thrive in the 21st century. An increasing number of studies have proven the immense benefits of building up a diverse...

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Our Mental Health Marathon was phenomenal!

On May 8th and 9th 2019, as part of our LifeSpeak15 anniversary give-back program, we ran our first ever “Mental Health Marathon” as a way for participating clients to mark Mental Health Health Month in a...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Adi Jaffe on understanding and overcoming addiction in all its forms

Addiction is a mental health issue mired in myth and stigma. Many people mistakenly think it symbolizes weakness or a lack of self-control, but the truth is addiction has less to do with the substance...

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