Mental disorders that are unchecked and untreated in employees(and their family) often lead to reduced productivity, increase in workplace accidents, with a majority of the employees suffering from decreased concentration at work.
Treating mental health is not a big investment and employers can be the facilitators to reverse the grim scenario.
We have a limited mental health budget. For some people, daily aggressions make this budget much smaller. If we want to be able to enact change and contribute positively, we need to manage that mental wealth carefully.
Journaling has many science-based benefits. It can be used to reduce your anxiety or process traumatic events.
Exercise is powerful medicine. Whenever you are feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, try to go for a short run to clear your head.
Talking it out. Not expressing your feelings will not help you process them. And talking about your emotions is not about receiving advice. Instead, it’s about having someone to share what you are going through.
Now that the World Health Organization has officially recognized the symptoms of 'workplace burnout', it's clear that the mental health effects of too much work are a global concern. While it may feel tempting to walk away from work altogether, scientists warn that not working is also linked to mental health issues.
An extensive study shows that just eight hours a week is enough for the average worker to generate significant mental health and well-being benefits.
Working between one to eight hours per week resulted in decreased risk of mental health issues, especially among people recently unemployed.
Working has some intangible benefits, called psychological vitamins, like social contact, structured routine, shared goals, enforced activity, variety and a sense of identity. Spending more time at work does not lead to an increase in the benefits.
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