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Barbara Rubel – Essential Worker Mental Health Thought-Leader of the Year 2022

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Announcing the winners of the GHP Mental Health Awards Mental health has been one of the most neglected parts of global healthcare in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a behavioral shift, with mental health and wellbeing taking center stage. Since 2019, many obstacles have been imposed on the mental well-being and health of millions of people throughout the world, and while the world navigates through new territory, the…

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Warning Signs & Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue

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What Is Compassion Fatigue? Compassion fatigue is a condition that impacts many professions and caregivers in trauma-informed organizations. Medical or healing professions, first responders, law enforcement, therapists, nurses, and other service providers are the most commonly affected by compassion fatigue and empathic distress. Often confused with burnout, compassion fatigue includes emotional, cognitive, physical, behavioral, religious and spiritual reactions due to helping clients, patients or victims, typically through stressful or traumatic events. Those who…

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Nurse Burnout: Risks, Causes, and Precautions for Nurses

By Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Nurse Burnout

What Is Nurse Burnout? Nurse burnout is a common occurrence marked by a loss of energy, which displays as emotional tiredness, a lack of enthusiasm, and emotions of dissatisfaction, as well as a decrease in work efficacy. Causes of Burnout in Nursing Burnout is a psychological condition that affects many nurses, especially during the COVID pandemic. It’s defined by a loss of physical, emotional, and psychological energy as a result…

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Finding Meaning in Grief and Loss

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“It’s a boy!” the doctor stated as he held up my newborn. He held up the second baby a few minutes later and declared, “It’s another boy.” It seemed like only a minute before he held up the third baby. I was filled with anticipation as he announced, “It’s a male… triplets!”. In reference to the television series My Three Sons, I assured him that Fred MacMurray would be proud….

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Being Trauma Informed Builds Organizational Resilience

By Trauma Informed, Burnout, Resilience
Regardless of your field or your level of expertise, you will most probably meet someone in the workplace who is grieving or traumatized. You may know someone who has experienced vicarious trauma, traumatic events, or who is experiencing professional grief. For that matter, you may have been impacted by grief or trauma while doing your job. If you are a leader, you may be seeking resources and strategies for organizational...
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National Suicide Prevention Month

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What would you say if I asked you if you have the tools that could prevent a suicide? While I was in the hospital waiting for my triplets to be born, my father died by suicide. I was among the 135 persons impacted by every suicide death. As the survivor of a suicide loss, my focus is now on suicide postvention and strategies to provide support after a suicide. I’ve…

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A Magical Way to Get Over Burnout at Work

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Consider the power of magic to manage burnout. You can create the magic that helps you mitigate the impact of burnout at work. You may have a high workload. Your workplace may not share your values. You may have low control over your job. Yet, there is a magic formula to follow, so you can manage the daily stressors that are causing burnout. Tips to Manage Burnout at Work Magic…

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Are You Burnt Out Because of Rigid Thinking?

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A Gap Analysis A gap analysis is a well-defined learning strategy that can help you manage being burnt out. A gap analysis is a simple tool for establishing any gaps between your strengths in managing being burnt out and your organization’s ability to assist you in putting those strengths into practice. Let’s explore the issue of rigid thinking and being burnt out. Current State Focus on your current state of…

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Work-Life Balance

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How in the world do you achieve work-life balance when the world has changed due to the pandemic? Your assumptive world has been shattered and professional life has changed. For that matter, so has your personal life. For many, the workplace has moved to the kitchen table. For others, the hours spent in the actual workplace have increased, limiting time spent appreciating one’s nonwork life. Metaphorically, you need to navigate…

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