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Table of Contents
  • The feel-good gene
  • The effects of passive leadership on workplace incivility
  • Can drug abuse be measured by testing your breath?
  • Redirecting the mental health discussion
  • Transgender: Is there still fear in the workplace?
  • Mental illness hits small-business owners hard
  • Suicide rates among older adults are rising
  • Employer mental health care: More integrated
  • Exploring the costs and deaths associated with workplace stress
  • Alcohol race taking its toll on females
  • Out of the darkness
  • Psychedelic drug use 'does not increase risk for mental health problems'

  • The feel-good gene
    The New York Times
    Chances are that everyone on this planet has experienced anxiety, that distinct sense of unease and foreboding. Most of us probably assume that anxiety always has a psychological trigger. Yet clinicians have long known that there are plenty of people who experience anxiety in the absence of any danger or stress and haven't a clue why they feel distressed.
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    The effects of passive leadership on workplace incivility
    Journal of Organizational Behavior
    In this article, we examine the effects of passive leadership on workplace incivility across two studies. Study 1 examines passive leadership–incivility relationships in a sample of employee–supervisor dyads, and Study 2 examines these relationships in a sample of employee–coworker dyads. Results from these studies suggest that passive leadership has a significant direct effect on behavioral incivility and an indirect effect through experienced incivility.
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    Can drug abuse be measured by testing your breath?
    TheHealthSite
    Drug abuse is a serious problem that has destroyed the lives of several young men and women across the country. Scientists have developed the first fully validated and robust method that can check drug abuse by testing exhalted breath.
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    Redirecting the mental health discussion
    Human Resource Executive Online
    A recent study finds more than 60 percent of employers saying the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the workplace has either stayed the same or increased in the past two years. What can HR do to help reverse this troubling trend?
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    Transgender: Is there still fear in the workplace?
    The Guardian
    Lucy was nervous about how her colleagues would react. In her late 20s, she had decided to undertake gender transition, involving hormonal therapy. "I was born a different gender to who I am. I knew this would have to change and that time came when I was an adult, working a full time job," says Lucy. Transgenderism is being portrayed more widely and sympathetically in the media than ever before. One only has to look at Bruce Jenner or Chelsea Manning to see that the media and public focus more on their actions than their gender. But have our workplace attitudes caught up and is a more collaborative approach needed from employee and employer?
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    Mental illness hits small-business owners hard
    ABC Health & Wellbeing
    Being your own boss, working on something you feel passionately about, being able to set your own hours, having some control over who you work with — there are many reasons people choose to have their own business. Yet the reality many small-business owners face is far less appealing — financial stress, professional isolation, long hours and blurred boundaries between home and family life. And all of these factors can have a huge impact on your mental health.
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    Suicide rates among older adults are rising
    The Science Times
    A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that the suicide rate of older adults ranging in age between 40 and 64 in the United States has risen by approximately 40 percent since 1999. The study also found that economic factors were present in 37.5 percent of all completed suicides in 2010, which was a rise of almost 5 percent from 32.9 percent in 2005.
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    Employer mental health care: More integrated
    LifeHealthPro
    U.S. medical and mental health benefits may be starting to come together. The Disability Management Employer Coalition has included data on how employers provide behavioral health benefits in its latest behavioral risk survey. About 87 percent of the responses came from employers with more than 1,000 employees.
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    Exploring the costs and deaths associated with workplace stress
    Scope
    Many of us know that a stressful job or work environment can be hard on our physical and mental health. But what is less known — and less studied — is how work-related stress translates into deaths and dollars spent on health care.
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    Alcohol race taking its toll on females
    Richmond News
    In a bid to "keep up" with men, more and more women are finding themselves on the wrong end of a hangover — even before the weekend dawns. Binge drinking among women is still on the rise and it was for that reason, along with the desire to mark International Women's Day, that award-winning Canadian journalist and author Ann Dowsett Johnston was in Richmond recently. Johnston, author of best-selling book, "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol," spoke at a Richmond Addiction Services Society event recently about the dangers for her sex when it comes to partaking in heavy drinking habits.
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    Out of the darkness
    Human Resource Executive Online
    More employers are recognizing the destructive footprint of depression on their workforce and bottom line and are taking direct aim at the illness.
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    Psychedelic drug use 'does not increase risk for mental health problems'
    Medical News Today
    An analysis of data provided by 135,000 randomly selected participants — including 19,000 people who had used drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms — finds that use of psychedelics does not increase risk of developing mental health problems. The results are published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
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