Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request to take time off for my mental health is just one example of how my workplace supports its employees’ mental health. But it took a lot of time for me to get to that place. During the summer of 2014, I wrote this on a […] The post Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work MH1stAid My workplace is understanding about mental health challenges. My recent viral Tweet showing my CEO’s amazing response to my request to take time off for my mental health is just one example of how my workplace supports its employees’ mental health. But it took a lot of time for me to get to that place. During the summer of 2014, I wrote this on a […] The post Coming Clean About Mental Health at Work appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults with mental health disorders. Adults living with depression, anxiety and mood disorders receive 51 percent of all opioid prescriptions, despite representing only 16 percent of the nation’s overall population. To combat the growing national opioid epidemic, it is critical that we begin to rethink pain […] The post Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act MH1stAid Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults with mental health disorders. Adults living with depression, anxiety and mood disorders receive 51 percent of all opioid prescriptions, despite representing only 16 percent of the nation’s overall population. To combat the growing national opioid epidemic, it is critical that we begin to rethink pain […] The post Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Rodolfo Silva was prepared to handle death – at least he thought he was. During his first year as a pediatric resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, he watched a terminally ill 4-year-old die. It was then he realized dealing with death was harder than he had imagined (“New Rules for Resident Physicians Add Hours, but Aim to Prevent Burnout,” 89.3 KPCC, […] The post Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too MH1stAid Rodolfo Silva was prepared to handle death – at least he thought he was. During his first year as a pediatric resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, he watched a terminally ill 4-year-old die. It was then he realized dealing with death was harder than he had imagined (“New Rules for Resident Physicians Add Hours, but Aim to Prevent Burnout,” 89.3 KPCC, […] The post Mental Health Matters for Doctors, Too appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Did you know that the word “addict” cannot be found in the most recent edition of the standard AP Stylebook? That’s because earlier this month, the Associated Press took a groundbreaking step in destigmatizing the disease of addiction – they removed the word “addict” as a noun. The 2017 AP Stylebook encourages phrasing like “they were addicted” or “people with addictions.” This kind of person-first […] The post Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction MH1stAid Did you know that the word “addict” cannot be found in the most recent edition of the standard AP Stylebook? That’s because earlier this month, the Associated Press took a groundbreaking step in destigmatizing the disease of addiction – they removed the word “addict” as a noun. The 2017 AP Stylebook encourages phrasing like “they were addicted” or “people with addictions.” This kind of person-first […] The post Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid