Vicarious Trauma: High Risk for Helpers

It has long been acknowledged that empathetic interpersonal skills are an asset in the medical field and helping roles in general. These same skills, however, increase the risk of experiencing personal symptoms of trauma exposure and chronic stress. Vicarious trauma occurs when an individual who was not an immediate witness to the trauma absorbs and integrates disturbing aspects of the traumatic experience into his or her own functioning.

The Emotions of Chronic Illness

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can feel like being hit with a ton of bricks. Learn ways to cope with this news and create a happy, healthy life.

Coping Strategies for Alzheimer's Caregivers

As a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease, you'll face difficult challenges as you try to provide care. Learn more about how you and your family can deal with this devastating diagnosis.

Frontline Supervisor: Stress and the Workplace

Q. Is there more stress now than 25 or 30 years ago? I don't think employees cope with stress as well as past generations did. Is this true?

Stress Busting Lessons from Kindergarten

You’ve heard the expression, “Everything you need to know about life, you learned in kindergarten.” Here are some ideas for simplifying your life this summer, based on those lessons we learned way back when.

Frontline Supervisor: Stress and the Workplace

Q. Every workplace is different, so specific strategies for managing stress vary, but what should we focus on as managers to help employees reduce stress? How do we come up with a list of things to try?

How to Deal With the Grief of Job Loss

Grief related to job loss can be devastating. While it can be similar in many ways to death-related grief, job loss grief has some serious symptoms all its own. Here are some of the symptoms of job loss grief.

Grinch Busting: Manage Your Holiday Stress

Many of us have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We love spending time with family, reconnecting with old friends, eating holiday treats and the expression on the face of our loved ones when we give them the perfect gift. What we hate about the holiday season is long lines, crowded parking lots, time pressures, family conflict and feeling overwhelmed. Here’s how to avoid becoming a Grinch.

Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome

When children move out or go away to school, it can be a devastating ordeal for parents. Here are some tips for surviving this transition.

Good Stress & Bad Stress: Is There a Difference?

If you are suffering from extreme stress or long-term stress, your body will eventually wear itself down. But sometimes, small amounts of stress can actually be good.