Tag: mental wellness

4 Ways to Overcome Workplace Disengagement

There is generally a love-hate relationship with our mobile devices – we’re always connected, but unfortunately, we’re always connected. One of the consequences of this “always-on” phenomenon is that workplace engagement is at an all-time low. According to a survey by research firm Gallup, employee engagement has reached its lowest since it began tracking this metric […]

8 Mental Health Tips for Coping with Layoffs

Losing a job can hurt not only your bank account – but also your mental well-being. The aftermath of a layoff can leave you feeling a wide array of emotions, and it’s important to recognize that the impact of unemployment extends far beyond finances and career trajectories. Layoffs Affect Mental Health: Going from having a […]

Resilient Companies Start with Proactive Leader Mental Wellness

Business leaders, especially in high-stress, high-test industries, are under immense pressure. In recent years, organizations have navigated complex issues from civil unrest to the pandemic and, inexplicably, worker shortages juxtaposed with devastating mass layoffs. Every day, leaders face important work decisions, competing responsibilities, growing workloads, and workplace conflict. They also have additional responsibilities, challenges, and […]

The Long-Term Impacts of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a reality in workplaces around the world, including advanced Western economies that one might expect to be more progressive. Workplace sexual harassment is also notoriously underreported, due in large part to the stigma that is sometimes felt by the victim, the fear of retribution, and the belief that nothing will be […]

Creating A Foundation for Whole Person Well-Being in The New Year

The holidays and the dawn of a New Year are traditionally a time for celebration with friends and family, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavy on society at large, and derail or significantly influence large gatherings, there is more stress than joy in the air. Given the toll this uncertain environment has […]

The Science Behind Uncertainty and Anxiety

A pandemic and resulting business closures and economic turmoil have rattled not just the business world but also virtually every aspect of daily life for workers around the globe.

How to Improve Employee Mental Health at Work

Mental health impacts all aspects of our lives, including our work life. As such, it makes sense for employers to care about the mental well-being of their employees—and to take proactive steps to help them improve their mental health in general.

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How To Overcome the Mental Health Stigma

In part one of this article series, I was exploring mental health with expert Eric Kussin, the founder of We Are All A Little Crazy: a 501c3 dedicated to making sure that everyone in the workplace is accepted, heard when they want to be, and safe. Here we continue our discussion by addressing the mental […]

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Mental Health Means Everyone, Not Just the Mentally Disabled

In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, we addressed the serious issue of mental health with expert Eric Kussin, the founder of We Are All A Little Crazy: a 501c3 dedicated to making sure that everyone in the workplace is accepted, heard when they want to be, and safe. In this episode, Kussin tells […]

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Hey, HR, Your Lonely Employees Are Dying on the Inside

At SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, I was fortunate to have attended a session called “Workplace Loneliness Is Killing Us,” given by Stuart Chittenden. He is the Founder and Principal at Squishtalks, an organization that designs and delivers training programs based on principals of communication.