Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%
Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) is the term used to describe management practices and communication and participation systems that protect workers’ mental health and safety. Poor workplace mental health can be traced back to poor management practices, priorities and values, which then flows through to high job demands and low resources.
Bullying others increases the risk of developing mental health problems and vice versa
Bullying has attracted a lot of research attention over the last few years. We have come to realize that bullies attract people, get promoted faster than others and have higher incomes. They also create a great deal of mental ill-health.
Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
Depressed people age more quickly
We have known for a long time that depression is responsible for a number of physical disorders including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now we find that it might have even more pernicious effects which are very relevant to the issue of longevity.
Variable pay schemes can make workers ill
The incentive provided by sales commissions and bonus payments is motivating. However, as variable pay increases, so do stress levels. When variable remuneration accounts for about 30% of total remuneration, the pressure to perform increases rapidly and performance decreases.
Male bosses negative toward depression
Depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental ill-health are among the most prevalent and rapidly growing categories of health problem worldwide. Stress-related mental ill-health is also the category of disorder that is increasing most among people on sick leave in advanced countries.
Over 64% of people reported new health issues during 'work from home'
Researchers have found that working from home has negatively impacted our physical health and mental health, increased work expectations and distractions, reduced our communications with co-workers and ultimately lessened our productivity.
Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
Rising stress, depression in US linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
New research highlights the connection between mental health and exposure to media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting the need to step away from the television, computer or smartphone to protect psychological well-being.
Rethinking women's mental health following partner abuse
Researchers are arguing for a completely new approach to women’s mental health following intimate partner violence - one that sees a woman’s distress as a normal response, in a society where gender inequalities and biases underpin that violence.
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. Early interventions may help reduce this, and other mental health issues.
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