Mental illness is a very common form of human pain and suffering. According to research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a diagnosable mental illness. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma attached to it. This stigma brings about isolation and prevents people from getting the help that they … [Read more...] about Addressing Mental Illness and Stigma
Archives for May 2019
Schizophrenia Awareness Repeatedly, when we hear someone refer to hallucinations or delusions, our mind conjures up images of a person who is crazy and who is a threat to our safety. Often we think of someone with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an example of a thought disorder, characterized by a history of acute psychosis and chronic … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Schizophrenia
Mental Health Week was held during the first week of May and from the looks of social media, many companies chose to recognize the week in some way. But, mental health is not something that leaders should only focus on during one week a year. Employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employees. What Is Workplace … [Read more...] about Workplace Wellness: Where Is Your Organization On The Continuum?
Allergy Awareness Allergies occur when the immune system becomes unusually sensitive and overreacts to common substances that are normally harmless, such as pollens, molds, dust or food. Genetic tendency plays a role since allergies tend to run in families. An allergy develops when exposure to certain substances leads to … [Read more...] about Scent Free – Controlling Allergy Triggers At Work
Employees and Burnout Being burned out and being stressed out are not the same thing. Being burned out is not the same as dealing with Depression. And being stressed out can lead to being burned out and being burned out can lead to Depression. Many of us can tell when we are stressed out, but often, we cannot tell if we are burned … [Read more...] about Workplace Wellness: Your Employees and Burnout
Mental Health: Powerful Reminder Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. Inscription on Mental Health Bell The Story - The Mental Health Bell During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental … [Read more...] about Powerful Reminder: Invest In Your Mental Health