What's the problem with stress?
The World Health Organisation has remarked that stress is "the health epidemic of the 21st century", but how have we ended up in this position in the day and age where 'health and wellbeing' seems to be the buzz topic of the moment that many organisations and HR departments are championing?
Suicide? That happens to 'other' people...
Recently I concluded another ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop which was attended by workers of various organisations supporting 'at risk' groups. As a part of the workshops, participants are asked to indicate if they believe suicide intervention skills could have use outside of their working contexts. I am always surprised when some attendees believe these skills would never be needed in their 'home lives'. Instead some think of suicide intervention as something they would need to utilise only in their 9:00-17:00 careers.