Companies seek to ease workers’ lives with employee assistance programs
By Deanna Fox
Stress is expected at the office. Being “stressed” and “busy” are seen as markers for how productive or successful someone might be: If you aren’t stressed, you aren’t working hard enough.
Even so, we know stress is bad for us, and it can lead to other mental health disorders (like anxiety and depression, according to the American Psychological Association). Still, it’s something we rarely address or take action against.