Blog post by Betsy Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India
I was recently captured and unsettled by a widely circulated global conference notice describing mental disorders as an “enormous disease burden” on human society.This statement should give us a bit of pause, and cause us to reflect on what we know, what we assume, and what the impacts of such a mindset may be.
Antea Group's employee wellness program takes a holistic approach, emcompassing the emotional, physical and financial aspects of well-being. The firm's recent efforts around mental health and stress management were recently featured in a piece in Employee Benefit News.
When it comes to CSR, some issues are easier to talk about than others. Many can be harder to digest, more "taboo" or simply a topic that is less comfortable to discuss openly. This is often the case when it comes to starting a conversation around mental health, especially in the workplace. Yet, companies are now taking the issue on, pledging to take "action to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health," an issue that directly impacts the workforce.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is a global leader in promoting health equity and improving health outcomes for populations at high risk for serious diseases such as cancer, HIV and hepatitis C. To achieve long-term impact, the Foundation engages with governments and non-government organizations on seven global initiatives that strengthen community-based health programs and services. The Foundation is working with nearly 900 partners on more than 100 projects that are improving healthcare for nearly 1.5 million people worldwide.
ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Cox Enterprises donated more than $1.7 million to the Movember Foundation in support of men's health initiatives. The Cox Movember Network, which includes more than 1,600 employees, vendors, partners and friends, raised $885,000 that was matched by the James M. Cox Foundation. Cox Enterprises is Movember's Top Global Network and the Largest Global Corporate Contributor to Movember's 2014 campaign.
Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Persistent anxiety is one of the most common and distressing symptoms compromising mental health. Most of the research on the neurobiology of anxiety has focused on the generation of increased anxiety, i.e., the processes that “turn on” anxiety.
But what if the problem lay with the “off switch” instead? In other words, the dysfunction could exist in the ability to diminish anxiety once it has begun.
Masters-Level Art Therapy Profession is the Latest Eligible Profession in CAAHEP
Clearwater, FL, November 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – At a special meeting of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Commissioners voted on the eligibility of the art therapy profession to participate in the CAAHEP accreditation system. By unanimous vote, art therapy is now an eligible profession within CAAHEP, the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. Work can now begin on formation of a committee on accreditation for art therapy education.