Bernie Dyme on June 20th, 2016

Watching extended media coverage of traumatic events, like the Orlando shooting, may trigger stress and anxiety and cause you to feel uncertain, worried or scared. This has been a tough time for Orlando, the LGBTQ community, Latinos and the rest of our nation. We continue to grieve and deal with our feelings about the horrible […]

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Bernie Dyme on June 15th, 2016

This past weekend’s tragedy in Orlando has left many people unable to stop thinking about what happened. It can be challenging to shift your focus when faced with the barrage of media reports and steady stream of social media. For some, stress reactions get in the way of relationships, work or other important daily activities. […]

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Bernie Dyme on June 13th, 2016

The Pulse Orlando shooting yesterday is yet another example of horrific violence, undoubtedly causing major trauma. In this case, a gunman opened fire at a gay club in Orlando, Florida killing 49 people and wounding another 50+. Our hearts go out to the victim’s families and those who survived; the effects can be devastating and […]

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Stephanie Haywood on April 20th, 2016

I recently dealt with the long illness of my father which culminated in his death. During that time, I found it difficult to retain a focus on my work.  Death is a fact of life, and the circumstances and impact vary for each individual.  Yet we do have to continue with our daily lives and […]

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Last April I posted a piece on the Germanwings air disaster in which I encouraged employers to bring mental health issues out of the closet and encourage employees to seek help and make mental health a wellness priority.  I also encouraged employers to use their EAP to promote and assist in maintaining good mental health.  […]

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Bernie Dyme on February 12th, 2016

I know that I sound like a broken record but mental health needs to come out of the closet.  This week has been a good one from that perspective.  The other day I read about a young woman who tweeted about her depression to J. K. Rowling as follows “@jk_rowling could you please teach me how to […]

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Sara DePasquale on March 25th, 2015

Written by: Sara DePasquale, Marketing Coordinator National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th and is a day to celebrate the impact of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. National Doctor’s Day is honored in a couple different ways. One way is that some hospitals and employers offer luncheons, […]

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Bernie Dyme on February 25th, 2015

Written by, Bernie Dyme, AM, LCSW “Oh no, not again,” I said to my wife.  It seems that another year has passed and it’s Oscar time.  About 3 weeks ago, we began the process of watching all of the Oscar nominated movies so we would be ready for the big show.  I must admit that although I […]

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Sara DePasquale on December 23rd, 2014

Written by: Sara DePasquale With the end of 2014 approaching, we thought we’d take a look back and review some of our favorite blog posts from the year. These blog posts were written by Perspectives staff with the idea to inspire workplaces and provide leadership insights for human resources specialists, C-suite executives and other management professionals […]

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Sara DePasquale on September 30th, 2014

Written by: Sara DePasquale Each year during Mental Illness Awareness Week, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is held. NDSD was established in 1991 by Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), a non-profit organization. This year on October 9th, NDSD will include local clinicians in all 50 states that volunteer their time to offer free educational […]

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