Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

We are fast approaching the end of May, which means that we will be closing out this blog series on Mental Health Awareness in a couple of days.  I’m grateful for all the support that this project has received so far. I’ve had a great time working with some amazing mental health advocates, and I’m … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP

I’m excited to be back with another post in my blog series for mental health month—many thanks to my amazing guest, Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP! Amy is the Director of HR Operations at Connections Health Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been in the HR department with the company for six years. Before that, Amy spent 16 … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR

May is Mental Health Month. In recognition of this, I decided to start a blog series called, "Let's Talk About Mental Health!"—which is my way of advocating for and driving conversations around mental health. The goal is to raise awareness, and hopefully, make people know that they are not alone.  Of course, I couldn’t raise this … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR

Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

Image Source: Mental Health America Mental illnesses are quite prevalent among us. According to the World Health Organization, over 450 million people currently suffer from mental or neurological disorders worldwide. Also, mental disorders affect at least one in four people. Our mental health determines how we behave, act, or feel on any given day. It’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak became a global concern, the world has experienced a whirlwind of unexpected events and emotions. In every direction I turn to, I get a heartbreaking report about the spread of the virus. I hear about new cases of infected patients, the troubling death rates, and the scarcity of healthcare … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 Positive Habits for the New Year

I love how end-of-year reflections cause us to think about making self-improvement. However, I do not believe that self-improvement automatically occurs at the start of a new year. Instead, I believe that it occurs after we have maintained positive habits throughout the year. For the New Year, I’ll like to share a few positive habits … Continue reading 7 Positive Habits for the New Year

The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout

© contrastwerkstatt/Adobe Stock Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue.  "Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not … Continue reading The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout

Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Well-being in the Workplace

© Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people. In my role, one of the areas of HR that I champion … Continue reading Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Well-being in the Workplace