Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace – The differences what to do about it

Workplace BullyingThe workplace bullying institute defines workplace bullying as the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. While some of the specific actions a person may take against another person that would constitute bullying is similar, or even identical, to the actions seen in Workplace Harassment, there are several distinct difference:

  • Bullying can be perpetrated by anyone ...
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Mental Illness vs. Mental Health: The Difference and Why it Matters in the Workplace

Mental health vs mental IllnessThe terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ are often though of and used interchangeably. Unless you are a psychotherapist or some other practitioner in the field, you probably don’t think much about the difference between the two or aren’t even aware that there is a difference. But when it comes to how well we work with others, our productivity, and ...

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Hard Lessons: Discipline and Child Behavior

Salvi LoPiccolo, LMHC

dad_teaching_kid_disciplineWhen it comes to parenting children, there’s a big difference between discipline and punishment. Discipline is meant to teach and guide the child toward adopting behaviors that are acceptable in our society while also maintaining a level of positive self-esteem and a healthy relationship between the parent and the child.

Punishment, on the other hand, does not teach but rather instills a penalty ...

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Behind the Veil of Anger

AngerOne of the most difficult emotions to understand is anger. Mental health professionals know that, from an evolutionary perspective, this complex emotion is vital to survival. Even in the modern world, anger is an emotional tool in an arsenal designed to protect us from real physical threats. More often however, anger is an expression designed to protect ourselves not from what’s happening around ...

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Limiting Daily Stress and Strain with Better Self-Care

Salvi LoPiccolo, LMHC
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Living in this fast paced society we quickly forget how important it is to be aware of and maintain our overall well-being. However, this is much easier said than done when we are being pulled in many different directions. Something I try to reinforce to all of my clients is the necessity of self-care. Self-care is any activity or practice ...

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Men and Mental Health: Questioning the Data

Mental health in MenANumerous studies over the decades show a clear indication that women tend to exhibit higher rates of some mental health issues than men. An analysis of data from the World Health Organization by Daniel Freeman, a Professor of Clinical Psychology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at Oxford University, showed that women have significantly higher rates of all the most ...

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Understanding Stress: What’s Happening and Making a Change

Understanding StressStress is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological response called the general adaptation syndrome. General adaptation syndrome, or GAS, is simply a term used to describe the body’s short-term and long-term reactions to stress.

Stressors can include physical stressors such as starvation, being hit by a car, or suffering through severe weather. Additionally, people can suffer such ...

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Taking Control of Stress

If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about the things causing stress in your life –money problems, career problems, family problems, relationship problems and more. If you are like most people you also spend a lot of time thinking about the “If-Only’s;” the things you imagine would solve all those problems. “If only ...

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Eating Disorders Signs and Symptoms

By Sonya Ervin & Phil Rainer, LCSW

young-people-eating-disordersAlthough eating disorders are most common among female adolescents and young adults, they can affect any age, or gender.  According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime.  There are several different types of eating disorders including, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating disorder, etc. Although each is unique and ...

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