Some of the latest we are following:
Companies urged to become ‘mental health friendly’ to cut sickness absence costs
Employers are being urged to become ‘mental health friendly’ employers, with backing from the government, in order to tackle the huge costs of sickness absence due to mental health issues.
New report says people with mental illness ‘held back’ by stigma
A report has said many people with a mental illness also suffer from disabilities and that stigma is still holding them back from social interaction and the workplace.
The report, Understanding Emotional, Psychological and Mental Health (EPMH) disability in Ireland: Factors Facilitating Social Inclusion, was published by the ESRI and the National Disability Authority yesterday.
Can Apple Health Change Behavior? (Op-Ed)
You need motivational support to turn intention into action,” said David Conroy, a professor of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University in an interview with me. His current study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, conducted with colleagues at Penn State, examined more than 150 of the most popular exercise apps.
Most of the apps Conroy studied demonstrate how to properly perform a workout, which is great if you’ve taken the initiative to locate a gym, buy a membership, set aside time and show up to exercise. But, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of Americans never make it that far — especially those most in need of healthy habits, such as the elderly, the sick and the poor.
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