By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. One of the best defenses against depression is also one of the most elusive. A strong and positive sense of self immunizes against depression, but it is hard to build and maintain. Research has shown that the more roles people fill, the more sources of self-esteem they have. Meaningful work [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. We often hear about political scandals, but it isn’t often that we hear about them in our own backyard. As San Diego Mayor Bob Filner began making headlines for alleged sexual harassment in the workplace earlier this month, locals everywhere perked their ears, bracing for the news. According to reports, [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. It’s a conundrum to say the least. If you have a job, you probably don’t like it. If you‘re seeking new work, you’re likely to eventually dislike it as well. That’s because, according to a new study at Gallup, 70 percent of Americans are completely “checked out” and disengaged at [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. In an effort to bring mental health issues “out of the shadows,” President Barack Obama called on Americans to rally in support of those suffering with psychological disorders at this year’s National Conference on Mental Health held June 3 at the White House. “Struggling with a mental illness or caring [...]
Lawmakers and industry experts debate the current California workers’ compensation benefits system as it pertains to professional athletes filing claims from out of state.
SB626 proposes changes to increase fairness in current California workers’ comp laws.
Healing from car accident trauma requires recognition and treatment of emotional and psychological symptoms as well as physical injuries.
Workplace trauma can take many shapes and forms — and employers are best served by being prepared to address any traumatic events that may occur on the job.
Managing workplace stress is critical for long-term health and disability prevention.
PTSD in first responders is a common workplace risk — and one that should be addressed by employers as a preemptive measure.