9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies
By Bob VandePol, MSW Supporting someone after a loved one dies provides a daunting challenge. Those you reach out to will never forget your response. Neither will you. The following suggestions have proven helpful: 1. Listening is the most effective...

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Your Mental Health at Work

Your Mental Health at Work
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". A silly saying, and these days a common meme many of us grew up hearing. Work and fun, we often think of them as opposites. However, having fun at work...

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression is a top reason for absenteeism, presenteeism and disability. A serious medical illness, it affects a person’s mood, concentration, activity level, interests, appetite, social behavior and physical health. Although very treatable, a person with depression symptoms may need encouragement to seek treatment. Learn the warning signs and what you and your organization can do to help.

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Suicide touches all of us. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. However, unlike cancer and heart disease, most of us feel very uncomfortable talking to someone about whether they are having thoughts about harming themselves. In this article, Jean Holthaus provides talking tips to start the conversation.

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health
Many of us like to save our vacation days. We enjoy the feeling of always having a large “bank” of vacation days available to us. We use our days sparingly so we know they’re always there if we need them....

Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a…

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Are you getting the very best sleep possible? Chances are, probably not, but through these simple habits, you can be well on your way to better sleep as soon as tonight!

Effective Crisis Leadership Following Suicide

Effective Crisis Leadership Following Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW When death by suicide strikes the workplace, employees immediately look to its leadership for direction. How leaders respond when all eyes are upon them offers both tremendous opportunity and serious risk for the subsequent outcomes. Do...