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Mental Illness Wellbeing Health

A Need To Clarify How We Talk About Wellbeing vs. Mental Health vs. Mental Illness

Unfortunately, many people casually use mental illness terms to describe certain situations. For example, someone saying, “I’m so OCD!” when they insist upon having a clean workspace or saying, “I was so depressed when March Madness was canceled,” to describe feelings of disappointment. These casual statements misrepresent the important differences that exist among emotional wellbeing, […]

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helping your workforce during covid 19

Helping Your Workforce During COVID-19

As you make changes to your operations to accommodate and support your teams for health and safety reasons, there is a wide range of impacts this crisis will have on your workforce. Based on the conversations we are having across our client base – including municipalities, small businesses, hospitals and clinics – we put together […]

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Emotional Health Trends in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Many managers assume that an employee’s emotional and mental health is none of their concern. In fact, it can have an enormous impact on their performance, as well as that of their co-workers. It can also negatively impact the company’s bottom line. One in five Americans has a diagnosable mental health condition, so it’s a […]

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A Growing Epidemic: Loneliness in the Workplace

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy cites loneliness at work as a growing health epidemic. Loneliness can translate to a reduced lifespan equivalent to smoking more than a half pack of cigarettes a day, making it an even greater threat than obesity. Yet unlike smoking cessation and […]

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