Are your employees getting enough sleep?

You might think staying up late here and there isn’t a big deal, but research shows it doesn’t take much for sleep deprivation to adversely affect your work performance or even your health. According to...

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Three ways employers can leverage technology to improve mental health in the workplace.

It might not be readily apparent, but chances are most of your employees have experienced or been indirectly affected by mental illness. Roughly 20 per cent of Canadians develop a mental illness in their lifetime, which...

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Structuring a wellness program that genuinely benefits your employees doesn’t have to be rocket science.

What makes a corporate wellness program successful? Many HR managers think it’s just a matter of throwing together the right combination of risk assessments and step challenges, and voila! They’ve got themselves a healthy staff....

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What you can do to help your employees conquer their financial stress.

No matter how much your employees try to “leave work at work and home at home”, certain issues are just too monumental to compartmentalize. You know how hard it is to go to work on...

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Children’s mental health shouldn’t be overlooked.

“She’s going through a phase.” “He’ll grow out of it.” These are common statements adults use to explain or justify children’s behavior. We’re so quick to label kids mischievous, reserved, or hot-tempered that we often...

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How can aging affect mental health?

What do you picture when you imagine your retirement? Whether it’s spending more time with loved ones or traveling the world, we all want to experience our golden years with as much comfort and independence...

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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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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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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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