Dr. Dan Weekly Tips


Recognize Reality

Being positive is about having a measured outlook that accepts difficult emotions during tough times. Learn how to avoid “toxic positivity” while being optimistic.


Avoiding Toxic Positivity

It’s okay that you’re not okay! Learn why accepting our difficult emotions is the first step to our growth and wellbeing.


Stressed? Rest!

Is stress keeping you up? Here are my tips to cleaning up your sleep hygiene and falling asleep faster.


How Employers Can Help Workers Cope With Social Unrest

Racial tension in our communities is leading to more fear and anxiety. Help your employees cope by offering valuable resources, like EAP programs and workplace accommodations.


Make the Most of Your EAP

Promote behavioral health and wellness by ensuring your organization's Employee Assistance Program is robust enough. Most people can address their mental health issues with an EAP that offers six sessions.


Stopping the Stigma

Employees may feel stigma around behavioral health issues. My tip this week? Learn how different generations view mental distress. What one generation calls “stress,” another may call “depression.”


Touch Base

Managers should make check-ins more human to find out how employees are really doing right now. One way is encouraging people to talk about things like family or hobbies. See more ideas.


Make a Connection

Make sure managers know what mental health and substance abuse benefits are available — and how to connect employees to the right resources. This is always important, but especially right now.


Next Steps in COVID-19

Looking for an easy self-care tip? Open your front door and go for a walk. Head to my article to see a whole list of benefits to coping with life’s challenges one step at a time.