For many years I worked as someone who came into a company or organization which was in serious risk of going under. It seemed strange to me that almost without exception there was a significant resistance to making change / improvement in a culture that most all thought to be terminally sick.
Observed in the U.S. since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month is intended to bring attention to mental health problems, and what can be done to diagnose, treat and de-stigmatize them.
One in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime, according to The National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI) -- which notes that just about every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family.
For a recent job assignment I was driving from Copper Mountain, Colorado to Denver, Colorado to catch a flight to the Pacific Northwest. As I prepared to leave, with a significant amount of spare time to make this important flight, I checked the internet for road conditions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified depression as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
Quality, not quantity, of relationships makes a difference
April 6, 2017
Having a cold is bad enough, but having a cold if you’re lonely can actually feel worse, according to research published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
By finding lonely people and infecting them with the cold virus, researchers determined that those who had weaker social networks were more likely to report their cold symptoms were more severe than cold sufferers who didn’t feel lonely, according to the study published in the APA journal Health Psychology®
When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica entitled "Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance (PDF, 1.24MB)."
Prudential Financial is being honored for its efforts to promote psychological well-being for its employees, as well as its work to destigmatize mental health issues within its own work culture and beyond.
A decade after the emergence of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter, more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, according to part two of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) report "Stress in America™: Coping with Change" released today. This attachment to devices and the constant use of technology is associated with higher stress levels for these Americans.
Amid the discussion about the types of safety incentive programs that are most effective, it is clear that safety incentive program recipients, much like other incentive program recipients, are leaning more and more favorably toward receiving gift cards as their preferred reward for safe behavior in the workplace.