Reintegration individual and team support

Everyone has a role to play in reintegrating an employee after an absence from the workplace. There may have been issues prior to the absence that impacted the employee, the team and/or the leader. Often things are brought up during the absence by team members that a leader may not have been aware of. Many behaviours or dynamics may have been at play that could affect the success of a returning employee for everyone. A leave of absence may be due primarily to a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, but could also include any other type of medical condition that has caused absence.…

Understanding Self-Harm

Doing harm to oneself has become a serious issue, particularly among teens, and is a possible sign of mental illness. This graphic gives a closer look at the behavior and its causes.

90% of those who do self-harm are pre-teen or teenagers, it often begins at age 14. 38% of older teens and young adults practice self-harm. There are 17% who will carry this self-harm habit their entire life. 40% of college students have admitted to doing self-harm after the age of 17.

What exactly is considered self-harm? Common types of self harm include sticking objects into the skin, banging their head against hard surfaces, burning themselves, pulling out their hair, hitting themselves with hard objects, incessant picking at skin or scabs, intentionally keeping a wound from healing, ingesting poison or other harmful objects, and the purposeful breaking of bones in hands and feet.…