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The mind at work; explore the ins and outs of mental health in the workplace and how to optimize employee psyche and, by extension, your organization's bottom line.

Maggie Mae5 months ago
How My Passion Turned into Depression
This article is going to be really long. Finally, I am talking about what happened where I work. For obvious reasons I won't say the company's name or the country where I live in. The names are censor...
Ashley Peterson7 months ago
Is It Okay to Disclose Mental Illness at Work?
If you have a mental illness and work at either a paid job or a volunteer gig, chances are at some point you'll be faced with the question of whether to disclose your mental illness at work, and if so...
Emilia Boone7 months ago
Find What Makes You Human
In the film, Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence’s character Tiffany describes herself as “not a very good dancer” but that “it’s therapy and it’s fun.” The first time I saw the film, this line...
Rita Ronson8 months ago
3 Ways to Step Out of Job Related Depression
The demands of being an adult are sometimes taxing. Bills pile on top of each other, the kids need clothes. All of this costs money and each year prices are sure to rise but the paychecks never seem t...
Trinity Atwood8 months ago
The Bottom
I would not call myself a particularly strong person. I'm easily discouraged and have a hard time motivating myself. Saying that, I know when things are tough that I have to persevere and push through...
Kirstyn Brook10 months ago
Crazy for Life, and Okay with That
So in hindsight, I should have called this "Crazy for life and Working with That," but I've already made the graphic so sod it. So I have depression, and a range of other unique and surprising symptom...
Davin Paigea year ago
Perspective
Are you at your worst or is life prepping you for the best moments you have encountered thus far? Perspective can be a huge difference in the answer to this question. We know what perspective is howev...
Left My Job After Five Months. Here’s Why That’s Totally Okay
Yup — after just a few months, I called it quits. This was despite the fact that they just opened a 401k plan. Despite receiving a generous year-end bonus. Despite finally finding an office where I ac...
Elise Garretta year ago
Working in Retail Helped Me Get Over My Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is a disorder that affects over 200,000 Americans every year, and living with it can be very difficult and hindering to every day actions like ordering food, driving, and even being in ...
Hannah Bennetta year ago
Living With My Grey Cloud
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who prayed every night that she wouldn't wake up. Every morning, she would eat her cereal, put on her school uniform, and struggle through another day of teas...
Louise Da year ago
MS, Anxiety and Work
I don't remember ever NOT feeling anxious. As a child, I didn't want to leave the safety of the home and go to school. There were many other instances of not wanting to interact with others and lookin...
James Rollera year ago
Job Hunting
Living with depression is not easy. Living with depression and being unemployed? Even worse. It is not an easy situation for anyone to be unemployed. In the state of unemployment, there are a lot of u...
Denilia Bluea year ago
Working with Depression and Anxiety
Do you ever feel like you don't fit in? Like you want to be anyone but yourself. Fall in to a crack never to be seen again. I live with it daily, some days it's not so bad other days I want to be anyw...
David Portera year ago
The Subtle Ways Anxiety and Depression Affect Your Work
There are many ways anxiety and depression affect your work. Depression and anxiety can be mental disorders on their own or the symptoms of mental illness, including mood disorders such as anxiety dis...
Confessions of a Mental Health Worker
Paperwork. Authorizations. Contact logs. Call this peer and set up a session. Call this peer and cancel the session because another peer is having a "crisis." Recovery stories for our newsletters. Fix...
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Es Amey2 years ago
The Black and Socially Awkward
In light of Mental Health Day, my team decided that we'd take 15 minutes out of our working day — away from the phones as we get loads of calls being a Supporter Care Team — to reflect on our own pers...
Amanda McNeill2 years ago
The Expectations of Students
Fall break. Reading week. Spring Break. March break. There are many names for it, but they all mean the same thing; a blissful week off from school work in the second semester, usually during February...
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Nicole King2 years ago
Convulsive Seizures and Mental Health in the Workplace
Convulsive Seizures and Mental Health in the Workplace and School This is for all those people out there who really want to work, but are too sick. When you have a disability, it becomes all too depre...