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Mental wellness

December 22, 2017

2017 year-end roundup: Top mental health tips

Our most popular mental health articles in 2017 explored the relationship between health and money, and suggested ways to avoid dementia.

One of 2017’s most viral tweets was an email between a web developer and her CEO about the importance of taking time off for her mental wellbeing. The email struck a chord because so many of us have felt like we need a day off to deal with the stress in our lives. It’s hard to fully concentrate at work or be present with your family when you’re dealing with stress. That’s why across the globe, individuals and organizations are recognizing the essential connection between physical and mental health, and financial health.

Here are the top Learn & Plan stories on mental wellbeing for 2017 – from unplugging when you’re off the clock, to reducing your risk of dementia, to – yes – talking to your boss about mental health at work.

  1. Looking for a restful vacation? Try unplugging

    The next time you go on vacation or are out of the office, try these tips to better manage unplugging from work. These best practices can be applied to vacation time but also the weekend and whenever you’re off the clock.

  2. The power of starting a conversation: Mental health in the workplace

    One of the most powerful ways you can foster mental health for yourself and others is simply to talk about it. Here are some ways to talk about mental health in the workplace and some tips for managers.

  3. 5 expert tips to improve your work-life balance

    Life can be stressful, but there are practical ways to reduce work-related stress, so you can flourish in your personal and professional life. Here are 5 suggestions.

  4. Pharmacogenetics: The future of medication

    Doctors can now predict how patients may react to mental health medications by running tests on their DNA using pharmacogenetics, which has helped patients feel better faster by getting them on the right medicine on the right try.

  5. How you can reduce your risk of dementia

    New research shows there are several lifestyle changes you can make throughout your life to lower your risk of dementia. From finishing high school to becoming more active to seeking help for depression, these 9 things can help you reduce your risk of getting dementia.

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