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We are running a giveaway in an effort to educate people about mental health.

There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about what mental health is (and isn’t). Part of this is due to stigma, which we believe can be fought by opening up and having honest conversations with each other. By getting people to think critically about mental health, we hope to help educate those who are unfamiliar with the subject and show our support for anyone coping with mental illness. And to make it a little more fun, we’re throwing in some cash prizes! Official #LifeSpeakMentalHealth Giveaway Rules ENGLISH NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The #LifeSpeakMentalHealth Giveaway (the 'Sweepstakes')...

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Want to build engagement? Think like a marketer. (Part 1)

Hello, my name is Doug Berkowitz, and I’m a recovering direct marketer. Two years ago, I switched from a 14-year career in marketing services to become SVP of Operations at LifeSpeak, where we work with our clients to help their employees be healthy, happy, and productive. Since then, I’ve been privileged to see, watch and learn how our clients are generating engagement in the HR programs that they work so hard to provide. And what I’ve come to understand is that building engagement with employees is much like selling your product to the public, so why not apply key direct...

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9 healthy activities you can do at work.

These days, it seems like everything is detrimental to your health in some way. With all the conflicting reports on topics like recommended caffeine intake, the benefits and dangers of carbohydrates, and even the effects...

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4 interesting ways mental illness is addressed around the world.

Over the past few months we’ve posted extensively about mental health, exploring everything from specific mental illnesses to various treatment and support options. We’ve covered a lot of ground so far, but it’s really just...

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Can your home or workplace affect your mental health?

It goes without saying that some environments are more conducive to certain activities than others. For instance, the quiet of a library makes it an excellent place to study, while the blaring music of a...

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8 preventative measures to combat employee theft.

Whether your business is retail or real estate, no organization is immune to employee theft. Many managers think it’s enough to install security cameras and tough firewalls, but there are some cultural ways you can...

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LifeSpeak video training excerpt: Being mindful about unwanted emotions

In this video training excerpt, Dr. Susan Orsillo explains common responses to negative emotions, and how to deal with these emotions more mindfully. Further reading 5 easy ways to improve your mental health today. Understanding stress, anxiety, and...

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Understanding stress, anxiety, and depression.

Millions of Americans experience some form of stress, anxiety, or depression everyday, so it's crucial for all of us to understand these three definitions.

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Are you paying attention to your employees’ health?

What comes to mind when you think about employee health? Comprehensive benefits packages? A box of tissue and hand sanitizer in every room? These are great places to start, but unfortunately many organizations seem to...

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10 out-of-the-box ways to attract talent and keep your staff motivated.

There was once a time when all employers had to do to attract and keep staff was offer higher wages than the company down the street. Job options were extremely limited, which meant people typically...

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How to celebrate employee achievements without making anyone feel left out.

So your sales team just blew their monthly quota out of the water. You’re immensely impressed and want to reward their success by treating them to lunch. Who do you invite? A. The whole sales...

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Why you should ask more questions (even if you think you know everything).

If you’ve ever spent more than five minutes with a toddler, you’ve probably noticed their favorite word is, “Why?” Every time you think you’ve given a thoroughly satisfying answer they pelt you with another string...

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How can you tell if you’re depressed?

Depression has long been one of the most misunderstood illnesses. In ancient times, it was referred to as melancholia, and it was thought that those suffering with the condition were possessed by the devil. Because...

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Is it time for your loved one to move into assisted living?

Independence is sacred. We spend our entire lives trying to achieve it; exploring boundaries as children, breaking rules as teenagers, and finally moving out as young adults. Even into adulthood we do everything we can...

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