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Preventing Suicide: You can help

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Sep 10, 2019 1:44:22 PM

September 10th is Global Suicide Prevention Day.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2017, more than 47,000 people died of suicide, and there were 1.4 million suicide attempts.

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Topics: EAP, Suicide Awareness, #RiseAbove, depression

Everyone Out of the Pool!

Posted by Ulliance on Aug 28, 2019 12:17:45 PM

Transitioning back to a new school year can be harsh after an amazing summer.

Unfortunately, the summer months are quickly slipping away.  Before we know it, students everywhere will say goodbye to the long, lazy days of summer, and hello to a hectic schedule.  Yes, it’s once again time to turn our attention to a new school year. It can be a harsh transition, especially if you’ve spent the summer months mastering new relaxation techniques. 

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Topics: EAP

First Responders On the Front Line—Constantly Put to the Test

Posted by Ulliance on Aug 21, 2019 8:33:23 AM

First Responders Put Themselves Last When It Comes to Mental Health

With all of the tragedy around us everyday, from workplace violence, random shootings, to everyday car accidents, first responders are there to help others—and always ready to act at a moment’s notice. But it is easy to minimize the toll that it takes on first responders. We often think of them as heros, and they are, but they are also just human beings like our neighbor, sister, brother, mother, father, close relative or friend. They are constantly being put to the test. 

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Topics: EAP

Good Leadership — So Much More than a Title or Nameplate

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Aug 9, 2019 1:13:01 PM

Manager, director, chief. No matter what the title is, a title alone can’t make a leader.

Throughout our careers, many of us have the opportunity to work for different types of leaders. Some leaders take credit for our hard work. Some leaders mentor us to enhance our career development. Some leaders help develop us to be leaders ourselves. Some leaders even inspire us to change the world! 

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Topics: training, EAP, leadership training

National Tragedies: Healing Tips and Processing

Posted by Ulliance on Aug 5, 2019 2:22:43 PM

Understanding responses to tragic events can help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors along the path to recovery.

The mass shooting last week in Gilroy, CA, and this weekend in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, have once again shocked the nation to a state of alarm. Everyone responds in their own unique way and most often, carry a myriad of complex and unpleasant feelings into the workplace. 

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Topics: EAP, Crisis in the workplace, well-being, depression

LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 12, 2019 8:18:23 AM
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    For those unfamiliar with the intricacies of domestic-violence, it’s simple to scoff and say, “If I were her, I would pack up and leave,” or “Why doesn’t he just change the locks and his phone number?”  But the complexities of domestic violence, also referred to as intimate-partner violence (IPV), are anything but simple. It entails physical pain, emotional anguish and psychological distress on behalf of the abused individual along with their family, friends and coworkers.

    According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic violence is defined as a pattern of manipulative behavior, including acts or threatened acts, used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, intimate partner, or person with whom the perpetrator shares a child. It occurs in heterosexual and same-sex relationships and impacts individuals from all economic, educational, cultural, age, gender, racial and religious demographic[1]. While power and control reside at the core of domestic violence, the makeup of an abusive relationship can often be hidden in a range of dynamic actions taken by the batterer against the abused.

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Topics: employee assistance program, Workplace violence, workplace, EAP, anti-harassment training, #MeToo, domestic violence

Happiness: An Inside Job

Posted by Ulliance on Mar 15, 2019 9:23:48 AM

If you’re facing a lot of adversity in life or just struggling to find joy in this world, you might do well to check out the story and sayings of the ancient philosopher Epictetus. He believed that it isn’t the things that happen to us which make us unhappy, but rather our reaction to them that causes those ill feelings. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, EAP, workplace wellbeing, culture, #RiseAbove, well-being, happiness on the job

We’ve Been Robbed! What Do We Do Now?

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 28, 2019 8:38:56 AM

Help employees to emotionally recover after the crisis.

Each year, tens of thousands of armed robberies take place in the United States.
While the robbery itself may be over in just a few moments, the negative effects on employee
victims can last much longer.
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Topics: employee assistance program, EAP, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Tips to Resolve Workplace Conflict

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 13, 2019 1:28:19 PM

Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control. 

Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, workplace wellbeing, anti-harassment training, Crisis in the workplace, #RiseAbove, well-being

Does Your Day Fly By: Try these 5 tips to improve your time management skills

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 14, 2019 3:12:25 PM

Are you overwhelmed by that growing to-do list, or by feeling like there are not enough hours in the day? While it may be difficult to trim your tasks completely, it is possible to make the most of the time you do have with effective time-management techniques.

These five tips to improve your time management skills are among our favorites:

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Topics: employee assistance program, stress, wellness, Ulliance, resources, training, EAP, HR, culture, #RiseAbove, well-being

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