mental health

Four steps for preventing delayed recovery

The loss of a loved one can be traumatic, potentially causing long-term effects in the form of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other behavioral health conditions. Understandably, this can make it difficult to be productive at work. As you may have read in a previous blog post, a hospital care manager who worked with […]

The disability mindset: how to prevent it with a culture of acceptance and support

Recently, I wrote about the importance of providing accommodations to employees with behavioral health conditions. Let’s expand upon that with how to create a culture of acceptance and support, which can be equally important. Creating a supportive workplace If you’ve already worked to prevent the preconceived notions that hinder employees from remaining in or returning […]

The disability mindset: how accommodations can provide support

In a recent post, I wrote about the “disability mindset” and how it can impact the workforce. The disability mindset happens when an ill or injured employee becomes focused on his or her disabilities instead of capabilities, which can prevent them from remaining in or rejoining the workforce. As discussed in that post, although we’ve […]

The disability mindset: what it is and how to overcome it

We’re currently in the midst of a cultural shift: More people are fighting for awareness and acceptance of behavioral health conditions. Whether it’s events like World Mental Health Day or celebrities speaking publicly about their struggles with depression or substance abuse, we, as a society, are hearing more about behavioral health and its far-reaching impacts. […]

Success story: Support during an employee’s time to grieve

The death of a spouse or partner can be more debilitating than any physical condition. Many of us cannot even imagine how we would resume our daily lives after suffering such a significant loss. Understandably, individuals who lose a spouse often succumb to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other behavioral health conditions. In these […]

Success story: When multiple health conditions delay recovery

Did you know that depression is two to three times more prevalent in individuals with physical disorders?1 If an employee has a serious physical illness or injury, he or she may be at risk for comorbidity, the presence of dual health conditions. As we’ve previously noted, the stress of a personal trauma or health condition […]

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