Entries by Espyr

8 Ways Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

Mental health used to be one of those taboo-like topics that no one liked to talk about.   Today, hardly a day goes by without a TV news story, front page article or social media conversation around mental health, especially employee mental health.  And it’s no wonder.  Employees across virtually every industry have never been subject […]

Practice Good Self-Care: Take a Mental Health Day

As the global pandemic has shifted our lives into a new “normal,” many Americans have been faced with major transitions in their work, social, and personal lives.  These changes are taking a toll. Over 60% of employees say they are experiencing more stress than before the pandemic started. A major change we have seen over […]

Get Your Yoga On To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety were once considered only to be mental health conditions. But in fact, they affect us physically, especially when we experience them for long periods of time. They can lead not only to a diminished sense of wellbeing and happiness, but also to debilitating and costly health conditions. Recent years have seen an […]

COVID-19 and the Rise of Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 and the drastic lifestyle changes it has forced upon many Americans has resulted in widespread increases in personal distress. At the same time, fear and anxiety have also been growing amid the heightened racial tensions, attacks, and micro-aggressions against Asian-Americans. An estimated 21 million Americans are of Asian descent. […]

How To Prepare For A Second Wave of Employee Burnout

Employees everywhere are feeling it.  Employee burnout. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the compounding effects of stress and anxiety from social isolation, fears of contagion, added workloads where staffs have been reduced,  and (for many) the potential of financial ruin are mounting.  The cumulative effect is edging many of us close to, if not […]

Get Your Yoga On to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Stress and anxiety were once considered only to be mental health conditions. But in fact, they affect us physically, especially when we experience them for long periods of time. They can lead not only to a diminished sense of wellbeing and happiness, but also to debilitating and costly health conditions. Recent years have seen an […]

Suicide Awareness and Prevention; What You Should Know

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. It’s a national awareness month that calls attention to an important public health problem. It’s one that many people attend to only when they hear of a well-known person killing himself or herself. Or it’s an issue we too often dismiss as a purely personal and unavoidable one. […]

When A Mask Is Just Not Enough

As COVID-19 continues to spread and availability of a safe and effective vaccine is still in question, we need to accept that this “new normal” is here to stay for the foreseeable future.  For those who have had COVID-19 or get it in the future, we still have much to learn about lingering and long […]