Mental Health Mondays

It’s the first Monday of February

Written by: jasparkspapa

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… Let’s make it count! There are so many rad changes happening in the food/beverage/hospitality world and loads of opportunities to share your story, invest in your mental health and recovery today!

Colorado Public Radio StoryTelling Invite

When: February 6, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Rag + Bale, 1401 Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80204 

What: Colorado Public Radio is hosting and recording a special storytelling event with people in the local food and beverage industry.

Register to attend:

Colorado Springs, join us for a meet and greet!

Attention: Leaders, Owners and Operators

Money Matters:
Financial Well-being and Total Worker Health®
  February 15, 2023          11:00am–12:00pm MT          Online 
Reserve your spot
Financial concerns can greatly impact employees’ ability to work well. Financial stress can lead to sleepless nights, anxiety, inability to focus, lower productivity, and absenteeism. Supporting the economic well-being of your workforce as part of an overall well-being strategy benefits workers and your business. Join Health Links™, along with national and local experts, to learn more about supporting employee financial well-being at your workplace.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
Define and understand how financial well-being impacts your workforceBuild a plan to address employee financial well-being at your workplaceSupport the financial well-being of employees through evidence-based programs/resources

CO PLA February 2023 Reset

Self-Care Reset: You’re Worth It!
You are doing amazing work, and you deserve a break! Join us this month for some much needed mid-winter TLC. Rachael Uris, MA, Psychotherapist and Co-Founder of Flatirons Recovery, will be leading an experiential mindfulness meditation and self-care check-in while you are invited to receive Acudetox acupuncture for nervous system regulation. 

Acu-detox is a 5-point acupuncture protocol that was brought the US in the late 60’s as an alternative treatment to heroin addiction. It has since expanded in popularity and uses due to its effectiveness in supporting trauma, stress, addiction, pain, sleep, and more. The treatment helps the chi (energy) in your body to move and balance. The philosophy is that your body is designed to heal itself, but we are often not able to get into the space where it can do so. This treatment is extremely effective in putting your body into that space. To learn more and for FAQs, check out this article. 

Treatment is complements of Flatirons Recovery and provided by Nick Fruth, Recovery Coach and Certified Acudetox Provider.  
Ask your state legislators to hold employers accountable 
for workplace psychological abuse
in Massachusetts, New York, and Oregon
Workplace psychological abuse is about power and control: false accusations, exclusion, job sabotage, and other forms of mistreatment that often result in anxiety, depression, stress-related symptoms, PTSD, and even suicidal ideation. When we report abuse to HR or higher-ups, they typically ignore or retaliate against us, as the toxic organization’s goal is to avoid liability and position targets as the problem. This move continues the false narrative and adds to our betrayal trauma when those expected to help us and their organizations turn against us. 
Because courts moved from requiring proof of discriminatory impact to intent in the ’80s, anti-discrimination law has been largely inadequate to help mistreated workers. Yet workplace psychological abuse affects people of color and women at much higher rates because we operate in a system built on stereotypes to reinforce power. Workers can’t always prove racism and sexism, but we can prove abuse. That’s the loophole in the law to protect workers from abuse, even though focusing on behaviors would help people of color, women, and other workers who suffer from abuse of power.
We’re introducing the Workplace Psychological Safety Act to hold employers accountable for abuse at work and to give more rights to workers, especially people of color and women. The bill will give targets legal recourse. It goes after behaviors rather than discriminatory intent, gives employers realistic deadlines for addressing reported abuse, and requires employers to report rates of turnover, stress leave, and other data so we can stop pretending these incidents are isolated and acknowledge the systemic discrimination and bias behind them.