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EMPLOYEE WELLBEING BLOG

Why Sleep is Important for Employee Mental Health

According to the Psychiatric Times, having good sleep hygiene is one of the pillars of mental health. And even though sleep is crucial for mental health, it seems to be the easiest to neglect. From staying up late to finish a project or saying we will “catch up” on our sleep during the weekend, sleep is disregarded or pushed aside for another time. However, we need sleep in order to give our mind and body a reset, as well as process the day’s events.

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How Companies Can Address Finances and Mental Health at Work

Finance is the #1 stressor that Americans face. Yet, just like mental health, personal finances have been a taboo topic.

When we don’t talk about it, we are less likely to get help.

Only 1% of people have a financial advisor, and many people forgo 401k and other financial benefits at work.

Here’s how employers can start changing that trend so more people can live abundantly.

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Why Talking About Mental Health at Work Should Be Okay

Providing a psychologically safe place at work is a responsibility all employers share. Mental health is no different from physical health, as both affect a person’s overall wellbeing. Why do we talk about one and not the other at work? For example, topics such as stress, anxiety, or depression are deeply personal and can seem taboo in comparison to slippery floors and fire drills—but they shouldn’t be. Removing this very stigma is why we need to talk more about mental health at work.

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How to Practice Positive Self-Talk at Work

We all have an inner dialogue. Thinking about oneself comes so naturally that it is difficult to recognize if we have a harsh inner critic.

Most of us don’t know that the way we speak to ourselves is crucial to our mental health. Recognizing this and turning those negative thoughts into positive thoughts can be very difficult, but with consistency and support, it is absolutely possible.

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How Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves

Being a caregiver for a loved one is one of the most admirable roles a person can take on. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult. For the estimated 53 million Americans providing unpaid care for loved ones, there are several challenges that go without acknowledgment or support. Many will be specific to a caregiver’s unique circumstances, such as financial hardship, lack of resources, and employment setbacks. However, one struggle remains universal: mental health. Read more

MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE WHOLE EMPLOYEE