October is a special month for workplace bullying advocates for several reasons. (1) it’s National Bullying Prevention Month and (2) it includes Mental Health Day. Sadly, international research has linked the impact of workplace bullying to severe anxiety, depression, and even suicide. You can take action by signing the National Workplace Bullying Coalition’s #StopThatNow pledge to support your co-workers and make your workplace bully-free.
“Everyone needs to show support for their co-workers or employees and signing the online pledge to be Bully-Free is an excellent place to start,” says Catherine Mattice, NWBC Board Officer, author and founder of Civility Partners, LLC. “Our Pledge is part of the Coalition’s mission to bring together legislators, legal experts for both business interests and employees, labor leaders, business consultants and other interested parties to develop solutions.” Continue reading
(10:45) Tracey was just two years shy of retirement when her new boss was hired. According to Tracey the new management style included isolation and psychological intimidation. Continue reading
…more than one in four American adults has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and one in seventeen has a serious disorder such as schizophrenia orbipolar disorder, but chances are co-workers or managers don’t know who they are… [Psychology Today]
Skyworks Charitable Foundation uses documentary film to bring this issue forward in their social change intiative, Working Life. The online web videos provide heartwarming and insightful portraits of “four adults who grew up in families struggling with mental health difficulties. They reflect on some of the challenges facing their parents, both as parents and as breadwinners, and how their experiences shaped their own goals and expectations.” Continue reading
Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, says Labor Rights Week is a time “to rededicate ourselves to make workplaces fair and safe.” Please sign the national petition and tell her we need the Department of Labor to help employees suffering in abusive work environments. Each signature generates an individual email that is sent directly to both Solis and Obama. The petition is covered with thousands of tragic stories of suffering that Solis needs to help prevent: Continue reading