From getting pay cuts, experiencing financial stress, losing a loved one to the disease to the challenge of juggling remote work with home responsibilities, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on employees’ mental and physical health.
The lack of physical contact with our friends and loved ones, loss of employment and pay cuts, and the death of loved ones - all of which marked the health crisis - have heightened stress for millions of Americans.
As we ease further into our new, pandemic-altered reality, many businesses are beginning to recognize the need to focus on employee wellness
Among physicians, the statistics around suicide are even more disturbing, to the point that some experts regard suicide as an “occupational hazard” for healthcare providers.
Parents of children with mental health-related issues may find it difficult balancing time between work and a sick child.
It’s time to end the stigma surrounding mental health in the LGBTQ community and acknowledge the millions who struggle with intolerance and suffer in silence.
Chris Tidmarsh, a 30-year-old entrepreneur with degrees in chemistry, environmental studies, the French language and a robust passion for agriculture who also has autism.
Many people mistook mental health with mental illness but the fact is both are different and it's time to address that. For good mental health, one needs to perform activities like practical knowledge of intrapersonal skills that support mental wellness.
Now is the time to know all about the medicinal benefits, scientific research, and excitement related to CBD oil in particular. It's not the time to enjoy the high of marijuana because it is crucial to separate cannabis-related fact from fiction.
Stress at the workplace decreases productivity, increase health costs and employee burnout and quarter employees relate this. Steps like flexibility, developing social networks and recharge break help building resiliency to some extent.
More than 76% of Americans addicted to drugs and alcohol are employed and possess a serious threat to the employer. The HR must implement policies to understand, identify, and guide the employees to keep themselves away from abuse of drugs and alcohol.
There are many times you feel like you are subject to the whims of forces outside of the control like an unexpected deadline. No matter what echelon of the business world you occupy at some point, you will be caught off guard by the change.
Stress and mental instability of employees may affect your business which is reflected in productivity, morale, engagement. Every mental illness begins when an individuals' coping skills are inadequate to handle the level of chronic stress.
If the mind is working at full capacity then the body will also follow, when the body is working the mind will follow. Behavioral health is inclusive of both mental health and substance use is considered by many to still be an emerging topic.
The simple secret to being well is to get a good sleep and the lack of sleep may turn your image into a poor form. Less sleep leaves bloodshot eyes, bedraggled appearance, depression and relies on stimulants to make it through the day.
Earlier the cure for social anxiety, PTSD, or even agoraphobia was tedious and required a lot of medication and time to heal. With the implementation of telemedicine, there is an improvement in more lives as mental health treatments are easy to cure.
Health Wellness can be achieved through sound healing, by experiencing the vibration and frequency of the sound wave. Crystal sound heals cancer, patients with addiction, stress, anger, anxiety and various physical ailments inside the human body.
Mental health and physical health is equally important when it comes to wellbeing but insurers don't see it that way. Earlier many health insurance companies provided better coverage for physical illness than they did for mental health disorders.
Self-care is not limited to just physical body, focusing on mental health boosts immunity, productivity and make you healthy. Small break, sound sleep, balanced diet and trying new activities can improve your mental health.
Workplace stress can affect you mentally, physically and emotionally which reduces calmness and wellness of the employees. Adopting various forms of meditation helps calming mind, breathe and heart rate and leaves a positive impact.
Lack of sleep may result in a decline in productivity, health, communication, develop risk-taking behaviors among employees. Strategies to curb fatigue include education, sleep evaluation, scheduled breaks, incorporating napping rooms, and modifying the workplace.
Meditation is a way to clear the mind and achieve peace and stillness within, and it directly has health benefits. Mindfulness refers to being presently and actively aware of feelings, thoughts, behavior, etc., in a non-judgemental way.
HR professionals who are concerned about employees' mental well-being consider mobile devices, digital transactions as a double-edged sword. The same technology encourages cyber-bullying, online fat-shaming, YouTube videos with how-to advice on drug use.
Stress and work-life balance are universal concerns of workers and it costs American industry more than $300 billion annually. Effect of stressed-out employees includes increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and employee turnover with high medical bills.
We all dream of having a smooth life filled with peace, love, and harmony but the reality is life is full of challenges. If you don't like something, change it and if you can't change it then change your attitude and this way you will embrace positive possibilities.
National level surveys found that 80% of workers feel stress on the job and half of those reports their job as stressful. 25 percent of the workers view their jobs as the number one stress in their lives and all are associated with health complaints.
The organization invests copious amounts to integrate a wellness program that allows employees to thrive and increase wellness. Unfortunately, the above-mentioned reasons for wellness programs are implemented, rarely produce in the corporate wellness program.
A healthy and balanced diet is a secret to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind and perhaps everybody is aware of it. Caffeine can cause anxiety, alcohol can cause depression but eating healthy food improves overall mood.
Mental illness is not limited to personal life only, but it hampers professional behavior and productivity as well. It is becoming a challenge as one in four adults experience mental illness and less than one-third receive the adequate treatment.
In corporate wellness sector, you will com across many burned out employees who are emotionally, relationally and physically worn down. Being burned out doesn't have much to do with what type of work they do and can be found in almost all sectors.
Corporate wellness is impossible without personal wellness and individual health is doubtful without quality care from caregivers. Rare is the support necessary to make a patient feel safe enough to seek help and strong enough to accept treatment.
To all the doctors, wishing you a Happy Doctor's Day on the 175th anniversary of the first use of ether anesthetic during surgery. Recent stud highlights that 6 out of 10 doctors say they'd leave the medical profession if they were financially able to do so.
85% of the diseases are linked to stress and the physiologic processes behind stress, help us survive as a human. Stress is of two types- acute stress and chronic stress, well acute stress can be classified as good whereas chronic has a negative impact.
Our mind is like a reasoning machine, wonderful for solving problems, putting things in order and making sense of daily reality. It keeps busy ruminating on the past and figuring out the future, and the yogis compare it to the mind to a drunken monkey.
Everyone is stressed out in some way or the other and feel frustrated, irritated, anxious and difficult to fall asleep. Some people worry while many consider it far more normal to be stressed out in today's hectic modern world.
Vacation plays an important role in the employees career, as rested employees are more productive employees. Vacation can reduce stress, help prevent burnout and promote work-life balance by allowing for more time to be spent with family.
A play is important for being healthy as it boosts creativity and mindset and how we perceive the world. It's a state of mind which keeps absorbing, an apparently purposeless activity that provides enjoyment and a suspension of self-consciousness.
An enthusiastic workforce is not a productive workplace and employers need to promote credible resources for information. Personal experience with the potentially crippling effects of anxiety, including the physical toll this psychological trauma exacts.
Assistance begins with compassion and it is the hallmark not only of a competent caregiver but of a kind and sympathetic one. As a patient needs emotional safety and physical stability to overcome such serious challenges.
Stress affects our body and brain over time, and if left unaddressed it can cause significant damage to the overall health. Everyday stress can alter our ability to plan and do our job well, as well as gets in the way of effective communication.
Employers have been utilizing wellness program to help their employees live up to their full potential for decades. Some companies are beginning to realize the importance of resilience for both their and their employee's well-being.
While it is common to feel blue or out of sorts, Americans are more deeply affected by stress, anxiety, and depression. Depression is a serious condition influenced by thinking patterns, social environment, behavior patterns, and genetics.
Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and excitement, but for many, it can be a difficult season for various reasons. The extra pressure of facing looming year-end deadlines, personal, financial, and family obligations can bring holiday stress.
September 6, 2015, the popular TV show 60 Minutes re-aired a story on "mindfulness" which it first ran earlier in the year. The story featured the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, an M.I.T. trained scientist, who began teaching mindfulness meditation skills to people.
We all know that it may be easier to just grab your favorite blanket and run into the comfort of your bed. We talk to our girlfriends, coaches, spouses or whoever can lend an ear and shed some wisdom and we need to find a way to be resilient and bounce back.
During the 20th century, the burden of disease shifted quite significantly to be one from changes in our lifestyle. During the 1900's, pneumonia and tuberculosis were the leading causes of death, but during the 2010, the cause shifted to heart diseases, cancer, etc.
When was the last time you heard someone in your organization say, "I'm sorry", to a colleague or " I forgive you" to a leader? While we are taught these things during our school time, but it seems to have forgotten on the way to the office.
Yoga and meditation have been used for centuries to promote self-improvement and positively impact leadership skills. Yoga can be used as a powerful tool to guide you back to your place of stillness and renew inner strength and balance in and out.
The Holidays are an amazing time of year, but they can also be stressful, as there's the increasing intensity of work as the year ends. Adding to the intensity, the holidays are also a time that reminds us of people we have lost.
Every business consistently focuses on reducing costs to improve its financial bottom line and it limits costs on travel, policies. The effect of an employee's mental health is often overlooked as a factor in company output.
Building a business may expose you to serious health issues like stress, strain, and that's what John Rockefeller experienced. If a health crisis suddenly pulls any of your company's topmost people, then your company's momentum could be lost.
When you’re interviewing, hiring and onboarding new employees, you’re undoubtedly focused on their skill sets, their experience, and their energy, and how those assets translate to the furtherance of your organization’s goals and bottom line. You’re not expecting them to develop or to be nursing a substance abuse issue, as they enter your ranks.
Migraine is more than just a headache, causing severe attacks that impair an individual's daily function and quality of life. it is the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide, costing employers and the economy a lot in productivity loss.
In today’s workplace, workplace performance and career success – and even employee health - which were once thought to be a function of one’s intelligent quotient (IQ), are, in fact, corollary to one’s emotional intelligence.
The holiday season is often more miserable than merry for workers, not because the hours are long and the labor is hard, but because depression is a hardship that is difficult to meet and a burden that is heavy to bear.
The most immediate and worst-hit areas which has a great impact of excessive drug and alcohol abuse can be felt in the workplace. Data from the government department indicates nearly 11 million full-time workers in the U.S. struggle with SUD.