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How to Support Coworkers through Mental Health Challenges (Part I)

May 30, 2023

Whenever Alma asks her coworker, Chen, how she’s doing, she receives the same answer: "Fine." However, as her desk neighbor and friend, Alma knows that "fine" is far from the truth. Chen has been struggling with anxiety and depression for the past few months. She’s been coming to work late, having trouble focusing on her tasks, and withdrawing from social interactions. It’s getting tough for Alma to watch, and even tougher to figure out how to support her. As someone who had gone through their own mental health challenges, Alma knows how isolating and overwhelming it can feel. But does it have to be that way? With some understanding, empathy, and action, we can all create a supportive culture in our workplaces — a culture that’s comforting and reassuring to those who may be struggling. Let’s explore how we can address mental health challenges in ... View Post

Breaking the Stigma: Fostering Mental Health Awareness Among Veterans

May 25, 2023

Serving in the U.S. military is an honorable commitment, and service members often face extreme conditions serving their country.  When returning to civilian life, veterans may experience mental health conditions that inhibit their ability to maintain a healthy life. According to a 2019 National Association of American Veterans report, 15.3% of Veterans experience a mental health condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or substance abuse. However, starting the ... View Post