Other Mental Health Awareness Campaigns to Check Out

If you’re looking for more resources and information about Mental Health and Mental Health Awareness Month, here are some websites to visit:


Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Did your manager or leader show appreciation to their team on this day? If they didn’t have an outward appreciative activity, perhaps they are consistently diligent about showing their employees they are respected and valued. Different managers show their appreciation in different ways. Some employers prefer to show their thankfulness monetarily, like in a bonus check or promotion. Others may show their gratitude in more creative ways, like group outings or a personal weekly check-in. If you have gotten the opportunity to work for different employers in your lifetime, you may notice your feelings toward your manager, or even the work itself, read more…


Simple Ways to Show Your Staff You Appreciate Them

Did your manager or leader show appreciation to their team on this day? If they didn’t have an outward appreciative activity, perhaps they are consistently diligent about showing their employees they are respected and valued. Different managers show their appreciation in different ways. Some employers prefer to show their thankfulness monetarily, like in a bonus check or promotion. Others may show their gratitude in more creative ways, like group outings or a personal weekly check-in. If you have gotten the opportunity to work for different employers in your lifetime, you may notice your feelings toward your manager, or even the work itself, read more…

How Employee Appreciation Affects Productivity

Every February, the entirety of my company is immensely on edge. Reviews are coming up- the one time a year we can sit down with our bosses and make a case for a promotion or raise. It also happens to be the one time a year we can formally give recommendations for how our manager or the company at large can improve. Understandably, tensions are high. By March you can see a difference department by department depending on whose budget and performance allowed for upward movement. The departments who allowed for increased read more…

Bringing More Kindness in to Work

This week is international kindness week, and there’s one place that kindness is often overlooked: the office. While we are at work, we are often more concerned with productivity than satisfaction, and professionalism that often translates to a decrease in personalization. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, happiness can increase productivity by 31%, as well as making http://inpathybulletin.com/bringing-kindness-work/>read more…

 

Importance of Work/Life Balance

Finding a balance between your personal and professional life can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Constant access to emails that never seem to slow down; pressure to work long hours in the hopes of getting that big raise or promotion; and not wanting to let down our co-workers make it hard to preserve a healthy work/life balance. Taking the time to find this balance is key in maintaining good mental health, avoiding  read more…

 

Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Finding a balance between your personal and professional life can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Constant access to emails that never seem to slow down; pressure to work long hours in the hopes of getting that big raise or promotion; and not wanting to let down our co-workers make it hard to preserve a healthy work/life balance. Taking the time to find this balance is key in maintaining good mental health, avoiding  read more…

 

Why You Need a Vacation

It’s only reasonable that things go to waste sometimes. Banana peels, the milk at the bottom of the jug, the jug itself…but there’s something else that goes to waste, and that’s vacation days. “Vacation days?” you might ask incredulously. Yes, vacation days. Americans wasted a record-setting 658 million vacation days in 2016. Specifically, 55% of Americans left vacation time unused by the end of the year. That is an enormous amount of time that people could have been on vacation—at the beach, on a hike, curled up with a book— but instead were at work. Some workplaces allow unused vacation days to roll  read more…

Occupational Burnout: What You Need to Know

You worked hard to get a degree and be qualified for a particular job that you are fortunate enough to be working in currently. So, why are you feeling lethargic or like something is not quite right? It could be due to “occupational burnout.” What is it? In order to understand occupational burnout, we must first understand the body’s natural stress response. This is often referred to as General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), and it occurs in three stages. The first stage is the “alarm reaction”, the point at which your body senses what it determines to be a threat, and the body reacts accordingly. This reaction is often referred to as the  read more…

Mental Health Awareness Month

What do filters, angles, and lighting refer to? If you were to ask somebody this question 20 years ago, they may have no idea. Today, it is fairly clear that these terms refer to snapping and posting the best photos on social media. Platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, have given people the opportunity to showcase their best self. But, do the photos always resemble reality? Social media is not intended to display the tough reality of day-to-day living filled with hardships and obstacles. What would happen if social media was, in fact, used to depict what life is really like for millions of individuals in America?
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Combating Depression and Anxiety While Working From Home

As the world becomes more digital, many of us are working from home. Some of us freelance, others telecommute, and still others have dedicated themselves to full-time caretaking. While working from home has many advantages, if you have depression, anxiety, or both, they can turn into disadvantages quickly if you are not careful. Working from home can be lonely, and it makes overworking or turning your whole life into your work-space very real problems. While the solutions below are essential for those with depression and anxiety, they are good solutions for anyone struggling with a stay-at-home lifestyle. read more…