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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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Workplace Impacts of Intensive Parenting

We’ve all heard the term “helicopter parent” bandied about over the years. Typically, it summons visions of overly involved parents calling college professors to complain about the “D” their child received on a test or using their money and influence to pave their children’s paths to success. 2019 brings us the next-level term that replaces […]

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First Responders and Mental Health

Image by ciobanucatalina from Pixabay It’s no secret that first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters have hazardous jobs. They understand the risks involved in the line of duty, as they are putting their lives on the line every day. But that’s not the only danger they face. There’s another one that isn’t […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Many managers incorrectly assume that an employee’s mental health is none of their business. In fact, an employee’s mental health can have an enormous impact on their performance — as well as that of their co-workers — which can have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line. One in five Americans has a diagnosable […]

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