Mental health in the workplace | Health



E. Nicole Cogdell-Quick

E. Nicole Cogdell-Quick




Mental health has everything to do with how we as individuals think, feel and behave. The more positive we think, the more balanced a lifestyle we maintain and the better we feel and function overall.

However, for many people, mental health automatically brings to mind mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia.

Mental health and wellness are just as real as our physical health and can impact our physical well-being. As most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, it is important to cultivate mental health in the workplace.

Being unhappy at work is common. Feeling unsupported by a supervisor or boss, inflexible work hours, unrealistic expectations, lack of resources to complete job duties and low pay all contribute to dissatisfaction. When employees feel unsupported, unheard and unappreciated, it has a negative impact on mental health.

Unhealthy work environments often

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Bob Woodward and Dana Perino Clash in Tense Fox News Interview

Kandi Burruss has vowed to dedicate her early mornings to working out after admitting the quarantine put a hinder on her fitness goals!

Since May, many Americans have opened up about gaining 20-pounds—known as the “COVID-20”— while sheltering in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, the busy mom is determined to get back on track. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed on her Instagram Stories that she is starting her new workout regimen to lose 30 pounds.

“Ok, so today is Wednesday. I believe it is the…is it the 16th of September? This is my first day back to working out,” Kandi shared with her followers. “I gained 20 pounds since May.”

She continued, “The beginning of COVID I was working out and I was in shape. And even then, I wanted to lose 10 pounds, but I ended up getting [relaxed] and comfortable. I ended up

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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Dentist gets jail for extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard



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A dentist has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for nearly 50 charges including reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, after he filmed himself extracting a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart, from Anchorage, Alaska, was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said on Monday that Lookhart put multiple people’s lives at risk by sedating them for extended periods of time.

Mr Wolverton said: “In reviewing all this over and over again, I have a visceral response – you darn near killed some people.”

According to local newspaper, Anchorage Daily News, a former employee told investigators in 2017, when charges were filed against Lookhart, that the dentist was performing more intravenous sedation on his patients than necessary to boost his profits.

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U of I Hospital nurses’ strike continues, with SEIU Local 73 workers join picket lines

University of Illinois Hospital nurses on strike are getting a show of solidarity on Monday as they are joined by hundreds of SEIU-73 members.

University of Illinois Hospital nurses strike continues , with SEIU Local 73 workers join picket lines

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The nurses walked off the job over the weekend. The Illinois Nurses Association Union is demanding a comprehensive contract that includes better staffing levels, higher pay, and more personal protective equipment.

Leaders say it is the first strike for the union at UIC Medical Center in more than four decades.

“We are warriors in this fight,” said Doris Carrol, President of the Illinois Nurses Association. “During the pandemic, our hospital called us heroes and now they are treating us like zeros.”

Also, the union says there needs to be a set limit on how many patients a single nurse is treating at any one

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2K Worth Of Allergy Medicine Stolen From Bridgewater CVS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Police are looking for two people wanted for shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of allergy medication.

On Sept. 3 at 4:12 p.m., an unknown Black woman and an unknown Hispanic man went to the CVS Pharmacy at 230 Milltown Road and shoplifted $2,128.37 worth of over the counter allergy medication, police said.

The two people fled the store before police arrived.

Other Bridgewater Police blotter items:

On Aug. 29 at 1:31 p.m.: A 41-year-old Bridgewater man was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot at 400 Promenade Blvd. He was observed switching price tags from a lesser valued item to more expensive items and paying for the less expensive item. He was issued a complaint summons for shoplifting, processed and released.

On Aug. 29 at 11:57 p.m.: A 23-year-old North Plainfield man was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) under 50 grams, after an officer

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