Acas Mental health guidance for employers

Well, many people have a baseline state of mental health. In other words, they have a level of mental and emotional health that they’re at the most of the time. This can be influenced by many things, like genetics, childhood experiences or family relationships. There are also significant triggers that can offset a downturn in our mental health. We might […]

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GHWSP – “Disasters & Child Mental Health” with Duncan Maru, MD, Myron Belfer, MD & Douglas Ahlers

Welcome to the OPENPediatrics World Shared Practices Forum. I’m Judy Palfrey, the director of Global Pediatrics Program in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is one of a series of forums being hosted by OPENPediatrics on global health issues. We’ve chosen to focus on post-disaster children’s mental health. We’re doing this because of the increasing incurrence of […]

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Mental health in the workplace: make a difference

At any given time, everyone is somewhere along the mental health continuum as we all have mental health. We are all concerned with our wellness. Striking a balance in all aspects of life is a learning process. Many factors can affect mental health. Mental illness can be one of those factors. It can affect a person’s mental health and normal […]

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Is it mental illness?

So many people think that mental health and mental illness are on one continuum, that you’re either mentally healthy or you’re mentally ill. But in fact, the research has shown there’s two continuums. The one, which is the continuum of mental illness, can go all the way from someone who can’t function, they may have to be hospitalized, they may […]

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