Tagged as Depression

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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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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How might employee well-being evolve in 2019?

Happy New Year! It’s now the second week of January, and although many of us are still brimming with optimism for 2019, we’re also starting to feel the aftermath of savoring the holidays. The physical...

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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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Ask the Expert: Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler on cannabis facts and myths

With an increasing number of governments legalizing marijuana, many of us are wondering about its potential effects on our health and safety. Chief Medical Review Officer of DriverCheck and board certified addiction medicine physician Dr. Melissa...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Colleen Carney on overcoming sleep problems

Getting adequate rest every night is crucial to our overall health, but so many of us struggle not only to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep. Dr. Colleen Carney, associate professor in the psychology department...

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Ask the Expert: Cam Adair on digital addiction

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, TV, movies, video games... the list of devices vying for our attention is endless. Of course, much of our screen time can be healthy (communicating with loved ones) and productive...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Joshua Coleman on navigating relationships

With work, school, parenting, and other critical responsibilities vying for our time and attention, it can be hard to spare energy to nurture the relationships we have with our partners, friends, and family. How can...

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Ask the Expert: Russell Kolts on self-compassion, mindfulness, and managing difficult emotions

It's completely normal to feel heightened emotions like anger or anxiety when we're frustrated or nervous. Rather than letting those feelings take over, there are a few simple coping methods we can all use to...

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10 ways to improve mental health in your workplace.

How many of your employees are chronically stressed out? How many are battling anxiety? Are any of them depressed? If these questions seem difficult to answer, it’s because they are. It’s not always apparent when...

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