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A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide
National Public Radio's Morning Edition presents this story about how RK, a construction company, has made advances by prioritizing the importance of mental health and suicide prevention strategies.
The Value of Worker Well-Being
This article in 2019 Public Health Reports by Jerome M. Adams addresses the value of worker well-being.
Source: Public Health Reports
The Journey to be Well: Implementing Total Worker Health in Eugene, Oregon
This article published in the October, 2019 issue of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Synergist describes how the City of Eugene, a Total Worker Health Affiliate, approaches safety, health and well-being.
A Report of Findings to Direct the Development of National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention: Executive Summary
The ultimate purpose of the exploratory analysis is to guide the development an interactive, accessible and effective on-line tool designed help employers and others achieve a “zero suicide mindset” and implement best practices to reduce the tragedy of suicide, as prepared by American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and United Suicide Survivors International.
Source: Workplace Suicide Prevention
From Consciousness to Conscience. The Convergence of Sustainability and Industrial Hygiene
This article from the Synergist, a publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, addresses the convergence of sustainability and industrial hygiene, and relates to current discussions on Total Worker Health.
The Society for Financial Awareness
The Society for Financial Awareness is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation. Our Mission is to provide financial education across America, one community at a time. SOFA provides no cost financial planning resources to individuals, groups and workplaces, and includes state-wide chapters.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Resources
MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Find resources related to mindfulness on this site, including no-cost guided meditations and podcasts.
The role of co-workers in preventing suicide
This brief sheet, created by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, provides basic information to help employees recognize and respond to their coworkers who may be suicidal or at high risk. It also contains a list of relevant resource materials and organizations.
Mental Illness and the Workplace
This article, written by Theresa Agovino for the August 3, 2019 SHRM newsletter, discusses how companies are ramping up their efforts to navigate the mental health epidemic.
Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers
This Harvard Business Review addresses the important role managers play in assisting employees and organizations address better work-life balance, citing the work of OHSU's Dr. Leslie Hammer and others.
Source: Harvard Business Review