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Mental Health Blog

Globally Ranked Squash Player Amanda Sobhy Becomes Mindyra’s First Official Ambassador

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Champion Athlete Joins Mindyra to Empower Others Who Share Her Struggle with Mental Health

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Top world athlete shares her thoughts on how to manage the pressure of life's expectations.

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Mindyra is proud to be partnering with champion squash player Amanda Sobhy, as its first official Mindyra ambassador athlete. Sobhy is the highest-ranked U.S. born player ever by Professional Squash Association rankings and has won four U.S. National Championships. In 2021, she bravely detailed her 10-year struggle with an eating disorder, sharing a message with thousands around the world that mental and physical struggles affect everyone. As a Mindyra ambassador, Amanda regularly shares experiences from her life on tour and the battles she continues to overcome on our blog. Her most recent installment can be found below.

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Mental health support, a key factor in employee retention and recruiting

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Employees are demanding more mental health resources, especially after more than two years of living through the COVID pandemic. In this story, from GOBankingRates by Heather Taylor, Mindyra's Chief Clinical Officer Connor H. G. Patros, Ph.D. shares some insight into what smart employers are doing to recruit and retain top talent. Click here to read.

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The Employee Retention Crisis and Mental Health

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According to the Labor Department, 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021. A recent Forbes article looks into job seeker and employee perspectives to explain why. 

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Better Workplace Mental Health Support is Needed for Millennials and Generation Z

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A 2021 poll of almost 23,000 millennials and Generation Z respondents revealed valuable insight into their still-rising mental health and wellness struggles, including their attention to how their employers have responded. Here are some of the key findings. 

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Mental illness stigma and help-seeking behavior: a focus on college-age children of immigrants

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Our blog this week discusses an interesting and thought-provoking peer-reviewed research paper titled “Mental Illness Stigma and Help-Seeking Attitudes of Students with Immigrant Parents.” It was written by Danna Bismar and Chiachih DC Wang and published in the Journal of College Counseling in July of 2021. In the research paper, the authors explore the relationship between the mental illness stigma that college-age children of immigrants may hold and their subsequent willingness to pursue professional help. As part of this investigation, the authors also examine in depth the role of two other factors: the communication between parent and child around issues of mental health and the gap that exists between parent and child regarding levels of assimilation to the U.S. 

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How to Prevail During a Pandemic

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The last two years have probably been some of the most difficult years that some people have ever experienced. Uncertainty and fear have become part of our norm, and we’ve had to contend with many challenges across all aspects of our lives. 

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Holistic Employee Experience: The Link Between Employee Mental Health and Productivity

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Connor Patros Ph.D., our Chief Clinical Officer, discusses the link between employees #mentalhealth and productivity and the key steps to consider.

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Address the Great Resignation by Investing in Employees

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It is currently the year 2022, and a pandemic still exists and continues to impact the job market. The nation is grappling with a national labor shortage. Employers are having a tough time retaining their current employees and when companies are not willing to meet the employee’s needs, they are leaving.

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Let’s Bring Humanity To The Workplace: How Employers Can Prioritize Mental Health

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In this day and age, it’s clear that working-age adults face a lot of stress, uncertainty, and unpredictability. From personal issues to the anxieties they face in professional settings, it is this kind of stress that makes it harder for them to function in the workplace, maintain their productivity, and consistently work a nine-to-five. Since the onset of the global pandemic, this pressure has only increased, creating an additional layer of stress, anxiety, and lack of control for the working-age population. As a result, in today’s workplace, the state of mental health has seen a quick decline. Even as we slowly transition back to our ‘normal’ lives, there needs to be a concerted effort by employers across the country to integrate mental health into the workplace. 

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