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  • Are You Sleep Deprived?

    In America, 70% of adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report […]

Are You Sleep Deprived?

In America, 70% of adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night. Michigan is one of the top 11 states where a prevalence of adults get less than 7 hours of sleep. In 2011 Writing in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the researchers […]

Do You Avoid Processing Problems?

It’s important to accept the situations in life that we cannot change, actively work to process the mental struggles associated with big changes, manage anger and frustration, recognize when trauma may be affecting your mental health, challenge negative thinking patterns and make time to take care of yourself. There are […]

Don’t Get Caught

It’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns and spend time bullying yourself, dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future. It’s part of how we’re wired – the human brain reacts more intensely to negative events than to positive ones and is more likely to remember insults than […]

Mental Health is Essential

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Coping with big changes, recognizing trauma, and building resiliency, are covered in Mental Health America’s 2021 Toolkit, #Tools2Thrive. www.mhascreening.org        www.mhanational.org/may For MBWCF Members – 10 Hallmarks of Psychologically Safe Workplaces […]

Remember to Check in With Yourself

  Knowing when to turn to friends, family, and co-workers when you are struggling with life’s challenges can help improve your mental health. One way to check in with yourself is to take a mental health screen at MHAscreening.org. It’s a quick, free, and private way for someone to assess […]

Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization. For resources, tools, policies, […]

Do You Have an Employee Assistance Program?

Help can be a phone call away. Do you offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? Do your employees know how to access this resource? Promoting your workplace EAP can help when addressing mental health issues related to bullying, such as anxiety or depression Almost 30% of autistic people report feeling […]

Are you Neurodivergent?

It is estimated that just 59% of people can be considered “Neurotypical” – Dr. Nancy Doyle Accommodations for teammates with visible (dis)abilities may be more obvious, but the key to both visible and invisible (dis)ability accommodations is flexibility. Schedule, environment, feedback, and training flexibility. Small adjustments in these areas can […]

Do You Know Why Humor at Work is Important?

Explore! Have fun! Try new things and remember what it was like to be a kid! Humor at Work Tedx Talk Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He combines his background as a project manager at Procter & […]

Benefit of Fun

My top 3 health reasons for having fun Better sleep – having fun and laughing lowers the hormone cortisol and raises the hormone serotonin. Having a proper level of these two hormones can lead to great sleep. Better memory – having fun helps clear headspace and live in the now. […]