Tagged as Mental illness

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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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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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...

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Introducing LifeSpeak Feature Friday!

We're excited to tell you about a new way LifeSpeak is sharing our expert content to help people lead healthier lives. Starting today, we'll be posting short clips of our experts on YouTube discussing important...

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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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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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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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Understanding stress, anxiety, and depression.

Millions of people across Canada and the United States 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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