Transforming Theory into Practice: The Importance of Highly Engaged Leadership in Managing the Mental Health of their Employees

In the words of clinical psychologist and author Noam Shpancer, “Mental health is not a destination, but a process.”

This process varies from individual to individual and is directly impacted by environment and personal circumstances. More importantly, it’s not a journey that can always be solved alone—whether in your personal life or at work.

While it is complicated and multi-faceted, it warrants taking the time to understand it in depth.

The Current Definition of Mental Health

Historically, the definition of mental health was myopic in nature. Today, however, it has transformed into something broader. According to the World Health Organization, the definition of mental health is “more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities. Peak mental health is about not only avoiding active conditions but also looking after ongoing wellness and happiness.”

Now that we have a more accurate view, let’s take a look at how serious an … Read more...

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations, Chicago gets $120M Loan, Removing Mental Health From the Workplace and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendations to Railway Operators
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $120M Loan for Chicago Blue Line
  • Removing Stigma of Mental Health from the Workplace
  • Open Concept Offices May be Detrimental to Worker Health

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • NTSB Urgent Safety Recommendation. Click here
  • Chicago Gets $120M loan from U.S. Department of Transportation. Click here.
  • Removing the Stigma of Mental Health From the Workplace. Click here
  • Open-Concept Offices May Impact Worker Health