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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

May is Mental Health Month

Posted by Ulliance on May 2, 2019 9:18:16 AM

Employees' Mental Health Has a Big Impact on the Workplace

One in five adults in the U.S. will experience a mental illness this year. That’s more than 43 million individuals suffering from a disorder that disrupts their personal life, impacts relationships and affects productivity at work[i].

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace wellbeing, #RiseAbove, well-being, mental health awareness month

Ulliance Shines a Light on Anxiety with this Must-See Documentary, “ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY”

Posted by Ulliance on Mar 27, 2019 2:04:26 PM

 

Ulliance is proud to sponsor this documentary film created to start community conversations about anxiety, provide tools, resources & hope screens on

Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at Madonna University (FREE TICKETS)

 

“When we learned about the opportunity to provide the screening of the documentary film Angst to the community and to be part of a movement to bring awareness to, and help eradicate, the stigma around anxiety, I couldn’t pass up the chance for Ulliance to support this great cause,” said Kent Sharkey, President and CEO of Ulliance.  “This is what we do every day for our clients’ employees and/or students—provide emotional well-being through our employee (EAP) and student assistance programs (SAP). What a great opportunity to partner with a long-time client that utilizes both our EAP and SAP services, Madonna University, to host the screening on their campus,” Sharkey added.

 “This powerful film shows how students really feel about anxiety.  It is a large part of daily life for persons of all ages, yet not everyone feels they can talk about it.  We are honored to host this documentary on our campus to open the conversation with students, staff, faculty, and our community about resources that can provide hope” said Christine Benson, Ph.D., Madonna University assistant vice president and dean of students.

 

There is a special cameo appearance in the film by Michael Phelps
where he talks openly about his struggles with anxiety. 

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Topics: anxiety, stress, #RiseAbove, depression

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

4 Natural Ways to Improve Serotonin Balance

Posted by Ulliance on Feb 14, 2019 11:44:51 AM

According to an article in Everyday Health, serotonin is a neurotransmitter known for the role it plays in feelings of well-being and happiness.

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Topics: wellness, workplace wellbeing, HR, #RiseAbove, well-being

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

Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of dbusiness, Detroit's Premiere Business Journal - Ulliance

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 7, 2019 11:08:16 AM

 


Just in case you missed it ► The Ulliance featured ad in the dbusiness magazine Jan/Feb issue
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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, resources, training, EAP, HR, Compliance, #RiseAbove

Holiday Blues/Depression is a Thing...How Employers Can Help Their Employees During this Stressful Time of Year

Posted by Ulliance on Dec 12, 2018 9:22:35 AM

The holiday season has begun. The weather is changing, commercials promoting holiday deals have begun to take control of the airwaves, and families are preparing for their annual gatherings. Every year, people set high expectations for the holidays. Unfortunately, most of these expectations are never reached. This factor alone is one of the primary contributors to the phenomenon called holiday-induced depression—AKA the holiday blues. 

Holiday-induced depression can impact multiple facets of a person’s life, including their relationships with family members and even their employers. It can also affect how they view themselves and basic functions including their performance at work.

Holiday-induced depression shares its symptoms with major depression, except that it rears its ugly head during the holiday season. Some of the symptoms include, feelings of hopelessness or anger, losing interest in pleasurable activities, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, withdrawal and even thoughts of suicide.

 

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Topics: employee assistance program, #RiseAbove, well-being, Holiday Blues, depression

A Devastatingly Common Occurrence - School Shootings

Posted by Ulliance on Nov 27, 2018 11:54:07 AM

School shootings are no longer uncommon. During the first half of 2018, there were 23 school shootings in the United States and 27 children have died. Parents can no longer take school safety for granted, while educators and school administrators are faced with the challenge of how best to respond to the reality of this level of violence in schools.

 

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Topics: Workplace violence, #RiseAbove, school shootings

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