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What can you do to prevent the flu?

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It’s flu season and this year is even worse than ever! So it’s important to do whatever you can to stay healthy and stop the spread of the virus, like staying at home if you’re infected. Going into work sick with the flu not only spreads the virus but makes you more prone to illness in the future. The best advice we can give you is to stay home and take care of yourself.

“Everyone feels guilty sometimes about taking a sick day, especially at busy times of the year. But ignoring flu symptoms and spreading the flu to

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Mental health challenges: red flags to look for

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Mental health challenges: red flags to look forEveryone has bad days and life can feel painful sometimes. We can have stressful weeks, months, or even years. Too many demands, financial problems, family or work conflict, loss or injury are some of the issues that can cause imbalance in life. During these times we are challenged to stay healthy, to manage our negative feelings and to “cope.”

When faced with all of these challenges, it can sometimes be difficult to be objective. The actual state of our mental health is not easy to assess and is not always directly related to the amount of stress in our …

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Pressure and perfectionism

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Pressure and perfectionism“If only I were smarter”; “I should be more successful”; “I just need to work for one more hour, then everything will be fine.”

Does any of this sound familiar? These are just some of the thoughts that torment perfectionists.

Doing well is a good thing. It’s great to be proud of your work and have it recognized and rewarded. However, when achievement becomes a constant source of stress in your life, then it has become a problem that needs attention.

Here are some signs that you may be dealing with unhealthy perfectionism:

  • Continually refining your work and that
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Social media and mental health: the up side

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Woman pointing to social iconEvery day, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) counsellors see clients who need help. Sometimes, clients take that very first step to get help because of what they see in the news and/or on social media. Though it’s possible to waste many hours on TV, the internet and multiple social media outlets, the bottom line is this: these are powerful tools that can encourage users to get the help they need to take care of their own mental health!

The triggering event

Some clients go through hard times and don’t get any help at the time of the event. This can be perfectly fine or …

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4 self-care tips when you’re feeling stressed

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man juggling technology toolsToday’s working world is much more demanding than it used to be. Workers typically have more responsibilities and less time to do them. We are constantly plugged in to technology; we always have access to our email and phone, and calendar. We can also be contacted by texts and instant messaging on top of everything else. This is in addition to other facts like office politics, dealing with coworkers and managers, and trying your best to do a good job. These are the worries that tend to engulf our days, every day, for years and years. Not to mention that when we get home there are …

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