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I’ll Take The DEI Appetizer With a Side of Mental Health

Let’s be honest. For the past five years, we’ve seen a trend in workplaces across America. A very public, tragic event occurs or is widely publicized, and there is also an immediate reaction from organizations. In 2017, there was the #metoo movement, and organizations suddenly wanted to address workplace sexual harassment. I conducted anti-harassment training almost daily […]
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Six Myths About Mental Health in the Workplace

Be careful of labeling someone as “crazy” at work! Yep, it is also unlawful to discriminate because you “think” an employee has a mental disability even if they do not have a disability or are not disabled. This type of discrimination is based on a “perceived disability.” You heard that right, the ADA also protects […]
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Cultivating Cultures of Mental Wellness Through Coaching

Natasha Bowman sat down with Jeffrey Hull, the Institute of Coaching Executive Director, affiliated with the Harvard McClean Medical School. In this recap, Natasha discusses how effective coaching methods for managers are effective when mental illness and burnout issues arise in the workplace. She shares a helpful framework, stats, and personal experiences and demystifies things […]
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The Bowman Foundation Launches The First Mental Wellness in the Workplace Certification Program for HR Professionals.

We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Performance ReNEW,  The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness, we offer the FIRST Mental Health in the Workplace Certification for HR professionals!!! We invite our first cohort of HR professionals to join us on August 22nd for this one-day certification program. This program also has […]
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988- New Suicide Prevention 3-Digit Number

This weekend, The National Suicide Prevention hotline launched a 3-digit number – 988. “One of the goals of 988 is to ensure that people get the help they need when they need it, where they need it. And so, when a person calls 988, they can expect to have a conversation with a trained, compassionate […]
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Your Hair is Unprofessional! There’s an app for that!

Your boss just told you your dreadlocks were unprofessional- Your company’s response -there’s an app for that. You were told you are “too much” sometimes in the workplace – Your company’s response -go for a walk. You just got passed up for a promotion in favor of someone with fewer qualifications – Your company’s response -take a deep […]
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Don’t Talk About Mental Health at Work!

By: Natasha Bowman, JD DON’T TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK! Here’s the scenario. An employee approaches their manager to discuss their mental health struggles. The manager sees where the conversation is going and quickly dismisses the employee by advising them to call Human Resources or E.A.P., also known as Employee Assistance Programs. It took […]
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Weaponize Weapons. Not Mental Illness

By: Natasha Bowman, JD This edition of my newsletter will probably be one of the most controversial topics I’ve ever written on this platform. However, it needs to be said as a mental health advocate, and I’ll be the first one to raise my hand to say it. ” Stop weaponizing mental health and weaponize […]
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