The clients I work with tend to have a few things in common: they are smart, ambitious, and highly motivated. From the outside, they appear powerful and poised. But on the inside, they worry about their ability to deal with the demands that come along with having a successful career. Statistics show pressure at work Read more
When a colleague’s mental health deteriorates, managers must be ready to spot the signs and react appropriately.
My job was a place where I could feel normal. That all changed when I informed you of my condition.
Employers like to bloviate on sand about how much they value their employees, giving them names like “partners” or “associates” or “team members.” Fine. But think about showing genuine concern.
As the months go by since 36 partygoers died in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire, the horrors of that night still haunt many of the firefighters who answered the call.
People who work in public services professions — including firefighters and police — have suicide rates nearly three times higher than the general population, according to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Japan, with the second-highest suicide rate in Asia, aims to bring it down by 30 per cent by 2026 as the country grapples with “death by overwork” cases that have highlighted, yet again, its notoriety as a pressure-cooker society.
Companies in Japan are becoming more active in hiring people with mental health issues as they prepare for a legal change on employing people with disabilities that takes effect next spring.
Building on the work of organizations such as Teach First, which trains those changing career or high-flying graduates as teachers, The Difference aims to recruit the best teachers and develop them into mental health specialists.
The heart of this episode is to open up a discussion about mental health and take listeners into a deeper understanding of what one faces when wrestling and coping with a mental illness. Joseph will graciously share his own story of what it was like to live with anxiety depressive disorder throughout his formative years Read more
PhD students have double the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder than the rest of the ‘highly educated’ population
Many of the pressures PhD students face have been published in the Guardian’s Academics Anonymous series, including the stress associated with getting your papers published, and the bullying behaviour or lack of useful feedback from supervisors who aren’t properly trained.
Although it’s not an official diagnosis, “post-graduation depression” is commonly used to describe the extreme sadness and impaired functioning that recent grads report after they leave behind the world they created in college.
Half of people aged between 18 and 24 have said that a mental health issue has affected their work ethic at some stage of their career, according to a new survey.
When a Twitter user asked if these symptoms of “great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress” meant he had a mental health condition, Musk suggested he might. What may work for Musk now is untenable in the long-run for most people. Responding to Musk’s tweets, venture capitalist Fred Wilson said that “unrelenting stress” is the Read more
New research reveals people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ when it comes to getting a job
New research from Rethink Mental Illness reveals just how far we have to go when it comes to making the working world comfortable for people with mental illness. They say that new figures show that people affected by mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding that keeps them out of the Read more
Younger workers – those born since 1982 – in temporary roles are 29 per cent more likely to experience mental health problems compared to those in permanent jobs, the joint study from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research and Business in the Community revealed. This likelihood increases to 43 per cent among those Read more
Many factors contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing a mental health condition, but the high demands of a leadership role, the squeeze on time for self-care and the fact that it can be lonely at the top, may combine to increase the risk.
A study of active musicians – including amateurs, students, professionals, and retired musicians – has found that they may have a high prevalence of food-related disorders, which could be explained by a combination of personality traits and the demands of the job.
The industry that plates up pleasure for patrons at every service is a melting pot of mental and emotional risk factors for staff.
Researchers argue that adolescents who experience this sort of family trauma — as well as those who see it happening all around them, and fear it will also affect their household — are at higher risk for mental-health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Kudos to web developer Madalyn Parker and her compassionate boss for helping us understand what “taking a mental health day” really is all about. Through this honest exchange, they took a strong swing at the stigma that too often still envelops illnesses of the brain.
Meeting deadlines and dealing with difficult situations is all part of office life yet the space in which employees get the hard work done can have a real impact on how they manage their workload.
Madalyn Parker sent an email to her team at work saying she’d be out of office for a few days to focus on her mental health. The response she received from her company’s CEO has sparked a larger discussion about what is a rarely-talked topic in the workplace.
Thousands of people on Twitter are responding to what this CEO said when his employee took a ‘mental health day off’
Madalyn Parker, a web developer from Olark Live Chat, took to Twitter to share what happened when she was upfront with her colleagues about taking sick leave for her mental well-being. Nearly 10,000 people have retweeted her latest tweet, and many are responding with their own stories — both positive and negative.
Nowadays, people are a bit more aware of how mental health treatment can help alleviate emotional upheaval. In fact, many police and fire departments have taken steps to make sure first responders are maintaining their emotional wellness throughout their careers.
Join the Hogg Foundation and lead our team in social media, email marketing and website management. This position will be responsible for managing digital platforms and distributing content that advances communication efforts and supports the Hogg Foundation brand. Love creating multimedia campaigns, staying up to date with social media trends, and diving into data to Read more
Many small business owners are already aware of the potential costs associated with workplace health and safety, but most don’t consider the risks to themselves and their employees outside of typical workplace accidents.