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America's Health Care Challenge: We're All in This Together

From InsideSources

The cost of health care is crushing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a large corporation, a small business, an employee or self-employed. Nobody is winning. Premiums are up. Out-of-pocket costs are high. And coverage is anything but satisfactory for too many.

What's it Like to Be a Wellness Nurse?

From Medscape

Are you considering a change to your career? Our new series of first-person accounts of what it's like to be a nurse in a nontraditional role might provide inspiration to those seeking a new path within nursing.

Two Passions Unite in Worksite Wellness

My journey to become a worksite wellness nurse was made up of small steps and one grand vision: a greater purpose to make a difference. As a worksite wellness nurse, I literally and symbolically "meet the patient where they are at" in their health journey. Worksite wellness unites my two passions: health promotion and nursing.

Should Companies Allow Mental Health Days?

From Healthline News

A viral tweet about a CEO's support for an employee taking time off for her mental health raised questions of why all companies don't offer this benefit.

If you’ve had a job long enough, chances are you’ve taken a mental health day.

It's Time to Make Mental Health in the Workplace Actionable

From HRO Today

Mental Health America
has found that depression ranks among the top three workplace problems for employee assistance professionals, coming in third behind family crisis and stress. Despite this issue, Mental Health America finds that depressed employees often don’t seek treatment due to confidentiality concerns and fears of the affect their diagnosis will have on their job. Ben Congleton, CEO of Olark, made headlines when praising an employee for taking time to focus on her mental health. Building on Congleton’s congenial gesture, senior leadership should ensure that all employees mind their mental well-being and take the time they need to stay healthy. With this in mind, here are three key steps employers can take to make a measurable difference in improving the mental health of their workforce: