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DEI Strategies for Addressing Addictions in the Workplace

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash How DEI facilitates better support for employees with addictions How an organization understands and addresses addictions in the workplace can define a company's culture and its approach to...
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The Chipping Away: How Microaggressions Affect Mental Health

Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock Imagine a seemingly harmless comment, a fleeting glance, or an offhand joke. Now, imagine experiencing these subtle but persistent slights day in and day out. This is the reality of microaggressions for many people...
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Belonging in DEIB: The Key to Unlocking Employee Engagement and Organizational Excellence

In today's rapidly evolving work environment, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) have become critical components for organizational success and employee engagement.  A recent Gallup poll estimates that 59% of employees are “quiet quitting” –...
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Unveiling the Hidden Struggles: Understanding Intergenerational Substance Use and Trauma Among Black Women

Have you ever thought about how deep the roots of trauma and substance use can reach in a community? In the United States, around 7.2 million women are battling with substance use disorders (SUDs), and...
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Empowering Diverse Teams Through Trauma-Informed Leadership

Empowering diverse teams begins by recognizing the nuanced experiences of every individual and deploying transformative trauma-informed leadership. Leaders who adopt this approach pave the way for a culture of empathy, understanding and resilience, all of...
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A Leader’s Guiding Role in Transcending Trauma in the Workplace

In today’s enlightened professional landscape, leaders are increasingly recognizing the prevalence of workplace trauma. They understand that enduring trauma spans across personal and professional realms, and this issue often has a detrimental impact on peer...
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Identifying a Leader’s Role in Transforming Trauma into Triumph in the Workplace

Effectively identifying and addressing trauma in the workplace is the first step in deploying inspirational and influential leadership. Understanding team dynamics and the profound impact of trauma on mental health is essential for implementing effective...
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Turning Adversity in Childhood into Success in the Workplace

In today’s workplace, leaders are beginning to increasingly recognize the transformative power of acknowledging childhood struggles and understanding how they remain with us through adulthood. Almost everyone holds onto past trauma at some level, and...
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Exploring the Historical Origins of DEI Challenges in the Workplace

In recent years, corporate America has started to prioritize workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), triggered by a significant event—the tragic murder of George Floyd in 2020.    This watershed moment intensified the call for...
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Transformative Steps Toward Healing Intergenerational Trauma in the Workplace

For leaders, understanding and healing childhood trauma begins by exploring the effects of Intergenerational Trauma (IGT) and recognizing how they cast shadows on mental health in the workplace. Childhood trauma has a lasting impact, reaching...
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Effective Strategies for Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare

Compassion fatigue in healthcare leads to emotional exhaustion and a reduced capacity to empathize with patients. Healthcare professionals are often exposed to intense emotional and traumatic situations, increasing the risk of depleting their seemingly unlimited...
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Moving Beyond Good Intentions to Combat Workplace Bias

The complex challenges of combating unconscious bias in the workplace are multifaceted and long overdue for targeted and widespread change. Understanding bias, whether implicit or explicit, requires understanding its pervasive nature and harmful impact on...
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The Pervasive Influence of Microaggressions in the Workplace

Microaggressions in the workplace, often subtle and unintentional, are everyday instances of discrimination and bias that have a pervasive impact in the workplace. These seemingly harmless comments, gestures or actions can build over time, creating...
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Understanding the Connection Between Race and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are often misunderstood. Considering an eating disorder as only food-related minimizes the deeper-rooted issues behind the unhealthy behavior. Learning how to overcome an eating disorder is not as straightforward as others believe for...
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The Role Unconscious Weight Bias Plays in Recruitment and Promotion

The world has established a clear definition of what ideal weight looks like. The standards may shift through the years, but regardless of how unattainable they may be, they influence how one is perceived. One...
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The Role of Medical Education in Addressing Racial Bias in Healthcare

Everyone should have access to healthcare tailored to their needs. Tragically, this is often not the case for minorities. The healthcare industry does not reflect the diverse population it serves, which leads to treatment bias...
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Understanding the Intersection of Race, Trauma and Substance Abuse in the Workplace

  Every individual brings with them their unique relationship and perspective on race, trauma and substance abuse wherever they go. Some may display their feelings with pride while others hide them out of shame or...
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Incorporating Inclusivity into Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

Individuals bring their lived experiences, unique perspectives, past traumas and diverse backgrounds with them wherever they go. These factors combine to produce a roadmap for one’s life path. Sometimes they create insurmountable obstacles that can...
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Healing Ancestral Trauma for Better Workplace Dynamics

The experiences from one’s childhood and their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods build on each other to create their unique perspective. With that many lifetimes of moments, there are bound to be many that are significantly...
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Combating the Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

  Lately, the lines between home and work have become increasingly blurred. With many organizations offering flexible hours and remote work, employees have the opportunity to discover true harmony between their personal and professional lives....
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