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Eating Disorders in the Workplace

Eating Disorders in the Workplace

February 1st-7th, 2016 marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW), an initiative aimed at promoting the message that “eating disorders can and do affect everyone” (National Eating Disorder Information Centre, 2014). Although there is no single cause for eating disorders, concerns about body weight and body shape play a role in all eating disorders. The actual cause of these disorders appears to result from a combination of genetic, neurobiologic, socio-cultural, behavioural, and psychological factors (Williams, Goodie, & Motsinger, 2008). Since eating disorders involve private rather than public behaviour, assessment in the work environment can be quite difficult (Tompkins, 2011).

Service Dogs for Mental Health

Service Dogs for Mental Health

Many of us may have heard of or seen service animals working with people to help them do the things they need to accomplish in their day. Most often, we see service dogs with people who have a visual impairment, helping them to navigate their environment and make difficult tasks easier to manage. What we may not have heard about before are service dogs for people who have a mental illness. 

Suicide Awareness in the Workplace

Suicide Awareness in the Workplace

How would you respond if you found out your colleague was hit by a bus? Would you send flowers? Call them? Reach out to their family? What if you found out your colleague jumped in front of the bus…Would this change how you reacted?

Reflections on Working Wisdom

What do you look for in a new hire?  Likely, you are looking for someone who is:
- Hard working 
- Dedicated 
- Good attendance record 
- Talent and unique skills

According to this article from the Globe and Mail, these are employer-highlighted qualities of employees with disabilities. People with disabilities have many positive skills to contribute to the workplace that can ultimately increase productivity and reduce costs associated with turnover, presenteeism and absenteeism.