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Why is Mental Health Important to HR?

Besides the obvious reasons for caring for employees’ well-being, mental health also affects a person’s claim history. A person with poor mental health is more likely to get injured and will take longer to recover. Preventing poor mental health is a great way to help your employees be well and […]

How Do You Know? Don’t Let Stigma Stop the Conversation

Discussions about mental health, its challenges, and its importance are more prevalent than ever. Yet, despite that, the stigma surrounding the issue remains. That’s likely because looking at such a personal topic head-on is hard. But while it may seem more comfortable to keep a “stiff upper lip” and sweep the issue of […]

Safety and Stability

This fact sheet from Mental Health American on safe and stable housing can help you learn what some co-workers may be going through and ways you can help. Safe & Stable Housing Fact Sheet Wherever you call “home,” it should give you feelings of comfort, support, and calmness. If not, […]

Look Around, Look Within

Our society focuses much more on physical health than mental health, but both are equally important. The MBWCF challenges you to look at your world and how different factors can affect your mental health. Take care of your mental health year-round with #FrameofMindFriday posts. During Mental Health Awareness Month we […]

May is Mental Health Month

This month MBWCF will be highlighting some tools for getting back to the basics of mental health! With mental health entering the mainstream, it’s critical that we get the basics right, like maintaining good mental health or recognizing warning signs. Mental Health America’s 2024 Mental Health Month toolkit provides free […]

Are you SAD?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to changing seasons. SAD affects around 5% of adults in the U.S. However, studies indicate that as many as 20% to 40% of people living at approximately the same latitude as Michigan experience some degree of SAD in the winter. […]

National Safety Month Week 2 – Impairment

Do you know the cost of impairment to your workplace? Check out National Safety Council’s Substance Use Employer Calculator An Authoritative, Easy-to-Use Tool Providing Business Leaders with Information about the Cost of Substance Use.   Listen to the On the Safe Side podcast mini-episode: Workplace Impairment. Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley talks impairment […]

How Safe Are You?

Let’s continue learning about Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) Listen to this mini-podcast where National Safety Council experts Lisa Brooks and Ram Maikala discuss common causes of and potential solutions for MSDs – the leading cause of workplace injuries. MSDs cost billions of dollars each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. […]

June is National Safety Month

It’s a great time to take a look at your bank’s safety policies and run through the safety checklist for any hazards that may be lurking. This week the National Safety Council has some great resources regarding Muscul0skeletal Disorders (MSDs)   Did you know MSDs are a leading cause of […]

Mental Health Month – Where to Go