Friday's Progress Notes - February 24, 2010
Mental Health Information - Vol. 14 Issue 2
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1. Health promotion in the workplace
2. Depression and productivity
3. Electronic communication in the digital age
4. Workplace mobbing
5. Drug-free workplace kit
6. Overgeneralizing the generations
7. Workplace violence
8. Unemployment anxiety
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- Cultural Competence: Cultural Complexities
- Chronic Pain
- Counseling Older Adults
- Childhood Sexuality: Discerning Healthy from Abnormal Sexual Behaviors
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Motivational Interviewing
- Ethics: Money and the Therapeutic Relationship
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- Ethical Issues with Fees, Billing, and Collections
- Ethics: Spiritual Issues in Clinical Practice
- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Adult-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury
The recession has had a widespread impact on unemployment. An uncertain economic environment increases emotional stress in and out of the workplace. Those who are unemployed are especially at risk for depression, and those who are still employed may experience increased anxiety over losing their jobs. Today's newsletter focuses on a number of important workplace issues, including promoting wellness and resiliency in the workplace.
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John L. Miller, MD
Employers Making Room for Health Promotion in Workplace: Incentives, Support Yield Health Results
As lifestyle choices such as poor nutrition and lack of physical activity compete with tobacco for the nation's top causes of
preventable death, workplace wellness programs have the potential to not only educate and motivate workers, but their families as well.
2. WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH
Depression and Productivity
This issues drills down on depression and its effect on employees.
3. PRIMARY PSYCHIATRY
Electronic Communication in the Digital Age
E-mail has quickly become a preferential mechanism of communication today as evidenced by the growing numbers of smartphones, iPhones, and Blackberry communication devices used in both personal and work environments. Patients today are much more tech savvy, and have begun to rely upon health information on the Internet as well as utilize various Internet-based tools.
4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Workplace Mobbing: Are They Really Out To Get Your Patient?
This article discusses how to recognize symptoms of workplace mobbing. An informed mental health professional can be of enormous help to a mobbing victim, but an uninformed professional can unwittingly make the situation much worse.
5. SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
Drug-Free Workplace Kit
The purpose of this Drug-Free Workplace Kit is to provide public and private workplaces, from small to large and from local to global, with credible, authoritative, evidence-based information, resources, and tools for producing and maintaining drug-free workplace policies and programs.
6. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Overgeneralizing the generations
As workplaces become increasingly age-diverse, psychologists are working to help people of all ages work together. Conventional wisdom says if you're a Millennial, born after 1980, you leave work at 5:01, won't work weekends and prefer texting to face-to-face meetings. In fact, you probably just sent a text to five friends about how lame your 30-something supervisor is. If you're a Baby Boomer, born between 1946 and 1964, you live to work, can't text and can't tolerate change.
7. U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Dealing with Workplace Violence: A Guide for Agency Planners
The guide is intended to assist those who are responsible forestablishing workplace violence initiatives at their agencies. Its usefulness could extend beyond the planning phase since many of the sections provide information that can be helpful for managers and specialists as they deal with difficult workplace violence situations.
8. ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPIES
Many of us have patients, family, or friends who are facing the dire circumstances of unemployment. The experience of unemployment can take a severe toll on the individuals and their families who are affected.
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