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Fostering mental health in the workplace

A Canadian perspective

Today, more than ever, there’s a higher expectation that employers will take our health into consideration while we’re on the job. But while many organizations should be commended for protecting our physical health, there is still an unfortunate disconnect when it comes to our mental health.


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Are we addicted to stress?

For many, pending deadlines and packed schedules are not overwhelming, but instead can be a driving force that pushes them toward greater productivity. We have processes to streamline, goals to achieve, promotions to earn, debt to eliminate, exercise regimes to master, dreams to chase, and people to help and inspire.


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The elephant in the boardroom

How depression and stress kill productivity

In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. They relentlessly push to get ahead and stay ahead—working longer days, emailing after hours, taking fewer vacations—often with little acknowledgment for their efforts.


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Perceptions about work-related stress

Europe continues to lead the U.S. in a sharp and continuing focus on workplace stress – excluding NIOSH’s research. OSHA is silent on the subject of work-related stress. Cultural differences are at play here: stress is infrequently publicly discussed in corporate corridors in the U.S., where a combination of potential disability claims and the go-it-alone John Wayne tend to silence talk about job stress. 


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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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A stressed- out nation

More than half of Americans, 55 percent, said they feel stressed during their everyday life, according to a Healthy World Report released by TeleVox entitled "A Stressed Nation: Americans Search for a Healthy Balance."


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Captain Sully’s moment of crisis

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

In an exclusive one-on-one interview Monday morning, Chesley Sullenberger III was asked what is the one most important thing safety professionals should do during a crisis.


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New strategies needed to fight climate change

The psychology of fighting climate change

Climate change is a great risk to our world, maybe the greatest. Climate change related threats like rising seas, drought, floods, and strains on food production threaten our way of life, and the lives of billions of others.


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When to worry about worrying

There is no shortage of things to worry about — from personal concerns about job security or health to fears related to larger issues such as political conflicts or natural disasters.


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The persistent mental health stigma

One by one they disappeared into the dark house. All curtains and blinds were drawn. The house looked like a bulky shadow in the night. They were careful to time their arrivals.


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