Tagged as Anxiety

A health care worker’s experience on the front lines fighting COVID-19

Q&A with a Toronto-based Emergency Room Registered Nurse* *For privacy reasons, they have asked to remain anonymous What was a typical day like for you before the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has the outbreak affected...

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Managing your money during a global pandemic

A Q&A with Shannon Lee Simmons, Certified Financial Planner and founder of the New School of Finance What kinds of emotions are you seeing among your clients right now? There’s a range of emotions. I...

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Choosing Happiness

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today's date (March 20, the International Day of Happiness) feels particularly important. This article will help you find positivity during these trying times, especially if you've been feeling...

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Social Distancing: What it means and how you can manage it in day-to-day life

Q&A with Licensed Psychologist, Marni Amsellem, Ph.D What exactly is social distancing?  Social distancing is something that we are all being asked to do right now. The exact spacing or the exact amount of people...

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Investing in employee mental health boosts the bottom line, Deloitte study finds.

What is one way to increase profits? Decrease expenses, right? That generally holds true, but it’s not the case when it comes to employee mental health. Research recently conducted by Deloitte has found that employers...

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Ask the Expert: Managing difficult emotions with self-compassion, with Dr. Susan Orsillo

Anger. Frustration. Grief. Guilt. Complex emotions like these can be hard to understand, and even harder to control. Fortunately, we can mitigate their effects by practicing self-compassion, as LifeSpeak expert Dr. Susan Orsillo explained during...

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Back by popular demand: We're hosting another Mental Health Marathon!

A few months ago, we gathered some of our top mental health experts to spend two entire days answering our users' questions about stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and so much more. We called...

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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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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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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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Medical leave: How employers can be more supportive of their staff, especially after the holidays

Having to take time off work to address a health concern can be difficult, if not devastating, for an employee. With the anxiety, poor eating habits, and increased likelihood of injury (slipping on ice, etc)...

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