Safety has been ingrained in the family-caring culture of Lakeside Industries. And part of addressing safety includes also focusing on employee mental health and well-being. Lakeside's leadership sees this as a valued aspect of the company's operation.
The Center introduces a new podcast to support employers in effectively addressing workplace mental health, and a new webinar series starts on October 30 at 3 p.m., co-hosted with Employer's Health.
Employers can contribute to their success with reasonable accommodations for those who need them. Implementing reasonable accommodations can smooth the transition back to work after disability leave, reducing costs associated with lost productivity and performance.
Knowing the warning signs of common conditions and connecting with care early leads to the best results. Yet, less than half of people experiencing mental health conditions get help.
St. Paul is finding that despite the great effort required, there are big rewards in focusing more attention on workplace mental health. Concerns with stress, depression and suicide created a call to action, but for this initiative, one of the biggest challenges was where to start.
Sigmund Freud got it right in stating: “love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” Yet, that hope is fading for physicians across the country. With national data revealing a 43.9% physician burnout rate, the medical community is pausing to acknowledge the complex interplay between over-stressed physicians and their patients.
Our fast-paced culture results in people working hard, meeting tight deadlines, managing work relationships and staying constantly connected through mobile devices. But this pace can lead to stress and burnout. Navigating through these challenges requires skills and strategies that can be developed. Resilience is a key strategy that helps employees tackle stress, a competitive job market, workplace conflicts, and address challenges on the job.
Today, technology allows us to speak with others across the country and the world without having to leave our office. We also see a rise in open floor plan offices aimed at fostering interaction and good communication. While these modern-day opportunities are convenient, they may actually be contributing to loneliness. As human beings, we have an innate need to be connected to others, to belong. Loneliness pulls us away from social connectedness and is becoming a real concern for employers.
Life can be full of ups and downs, but for people with bipolar disorder, the ups and downs are often severe. Bipolar disorder causes extreme shifts in mood, sleep, energy and ability to function at home and at work. Although bipolar disorder can significantly impact productivity and performance, with access to effective treatment, people can do quite well.
In 2012, KSU’s leadership made a commitment to take a holistic approach to addressing employee well-being, work-life balance and mental health. Since then, creating a culture of health and well-being has become their operational cornerstone.
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