Eliminating exposure to asbestos and addressing the effect of climate change on mental health were two of the fourteen new policy statements adopted by the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Governing Council at its 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia this week. The ambitious agenda includes topics ranging from environmental justice to drinking water safety and attacks on health workers.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published a new webpage on Suicide and Occupation. The page includes factors that are linked to increased risk of suicide among occupations, ways to prevent suicide in the workplace, and a host of other resources. There were more than 47,000 deaths by suicide in the U.S. in 2017. It was the second leading cause of death among people 10 to 34 years of age.
The term “burnout” is used loosely to describe being worn out, exhausted, or frazzled. It actually refers to a specific work-stress-related syndrome that has a long history in the psychological research literature.
Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.
The long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs during a weekend, researchers found.
The number of home care aides is rapidly growing, expecting to account for 1.2 million new U.S. jobs by 2026. These workers support clients with self-care and mobility in their homes and can face physical and verbal abuse because of the isolated nature of their work and limited support. Such violence can lead to depression, physical burnout, and high job turnover.
Detroiters are the most – according to a new survey. Residents of Fremont, California are the least.
We’re talking about being stressed, which was evaluated, city-by-city, by the personal finance website WalletHub. Its report on 2019's Most & Least Stressed Cities in America compared more than 180 cities across 39 key metrics.
A vast majority of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, consider access to health care in rural communities an important issue, according to a new poll released by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
At the same time, people in rural communities say they have difficulty getting quality health care due to a lack of available facilities, a shortage of doctors and other factors.
An informative session Monday dealt with a topic many people are familiar with, regardless of their job: Stress. “How to prevent, reduce and cope with stress in the workplace” was presented by Jim Allivato of ATI Worksite Solutions. “Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life,” Allivato said. He discussed the various forms of stress and what they mean.