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These are what psychologists say are the 12 stages of burnout

So how do you know how burned out you are exactly? Science, apparently, can help. Recently, 99U’s Hamza Khan dug up a classic Scientific American article that describes a 12-stage model of burnout developed by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North.

IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work

With increasing demands on time, resources, and energy, in addition to poorly designed systems of daily work, it’s not surprising health care professionals are experiencing burnout at increasingly higher rates, with staff turnover rates also on the rise. Yet, joy in work is more than just the absence of burnout or an issue of individual wellness; it is a system property.

It’s past time to include mental health into the doctor’s office visit

A landmark 10-year study that my Intermountain colleagues published in JAMA shows that this approach pays off in several ways: better clinical outcomes for patients; more appropriate utilization of health care services (getting the right care at the right time); and lower costs, about $667 per patient each year for those with newly diagnosed depression. Based on Intermountain Healthcare’s experience and our findings, we project that the U.S. would save at least $4 billion a year in health care costs if our model was used nationally.

Changing Directions Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada

This is the first mental health strategy for Canada. Its release marks a significant milestone in the journey to bring mental health ‘out of the shadows’ and to recognize, in both words and deeds, the truth of the saying that there can be no health without mental health. Although there are several population groups and policy areas for which the federal government has important mental health responsibilities, the organization and delivery of health care, social services and education in Canada largely fall to provincial and territorial governments.

Demand for youth mental health services is exploding. How universities and business are scrambling to react

Unprecedented demand for mental health services among young people today is raising alarm among medical experts and transforming the financial plans of universities, businesses and governments, a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found.

Survey finds employees wary to tell work about a mental health issue

A study on mental health in the workplace by The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell has found that stress or trauma are the leading causes of mental health issues and that most people don’t let their employer know they are suffering from a mental issue.

Men are more likely to experience work-related mental health issues, says new report

Now, new research suggests that it’s men who are more mentally affected by their work, with data from Mind revealing that one in three men attribute poor mental health to their job, versus one in five women who say the same.

5 Canadians on what social media is doing to their mental health

In a world of instant satisfaction from “likes” and filters, it’s often difficult not to get lost in the temporary reality of social media.

Why mental health days matter – cutting through the stigma

When Madalyn Parker, a software developer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, needed some time off work to focus on her mental health, she let her colleagues know in an email. CEO, Ben Congleton, responded by thanking her for helping “cut through the stigma” of mental health. In reply she shared his response on Twitter. This has since gone viral, sparking discussion about the importance of understanding mental health in the workplace, and how using sick days to treat it can be helpful. In response, Congleton ended up writing an essay about it.