Nearly half of U.S. adults report they have experienced a major form of unfair treatment or discrimination, including being unfairly questioned or threatened by police, being fired or passed over for promotion or treated unfairly when receiving health care.
Staying active socially despite health-related challenges appears to help lessen the decline in well-being people often experience late in life, according to research published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
What is mindfulness?
According to The Mental Health Foundation mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness skills are developed through systematic mindful attention training exercises, which can be based around awareness of body, breathing, movement, or everyday activities such as walking, eating or driving.
The stigma around mental illness is very real and, despite the progress made in recent years, it remains a significant issue for British businesses.
(ISHN Editor’s note: The mental health stigma remains a significant issue for U.S. businesses as well.)
The American Psychological Association (APA) will recognize six employers for their efforts to promote employee well-being and organizational performance at its 11th annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Meet our presenters.
Oliver Wirth, Ph.D., Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dr. Oliver Wirth is a Research Psychologist in the Health Effects Laboratory Divi-sion of the NIOSH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. With stress and mental health problems hugely prevalent in workplaces, creating mentally healthy workplaces and dealing with the causes of poor mental health has never been more important.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Experience our 2nd Annual Safety Summit with special presentations by Dr. E. Scott Geller, Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez, M.S. Dr. Timothy Ludwig, Dr. Shawn Bergman and Dr. Oliver North.
I’ve been speaking about this for years. I feel strongly that we are made to be touched. Hey, I even like to hug! Yes, I like to reach out and hug people - touch people and shake a hand. That comes naturally within my family and with many of my friends.