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  1. Nov 2018
  2. Sep 2018
    1. 2011-06-23 at OSBridge2011 having lunch with Ward, Tantek exclaimed: The Read Write Web is no longer sufficient. I want the Read Fork Write Merge Web. #osb11 lunch table. #diso #indieweb

      This is what I want too!

  3. Feb 2018
    1. "Yes indeed -- you are going to write about things you can drop on your foot, and people, too. Green peppers, ears of corn, windshield wipers, or a grimy mechanic changing your car's oil. No matter how abstract your topic, how intangible, your first step is to find things you can drop on your foot."

      This is a really good example of what "physical" writing is. It can be overlooked or presupposed that students already know certain information. As the teaching grammar, writing conventions and sentence structure are replaced by close readings and abstract ideas, the physicalities of the writing can become lost. It is important to teach both how to write and what to write about.

  4. Jan 2018
    1. Coming up behind the millennials is another generation, even more tech-savvy, with even more mental health awareness. "Youth are taking over the conversation," says Connie Coniglio, the executive director of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

      the issue is only going to increase because of the way society moving forward.

    2. he argues there's an ethical concern also at stake, beyond the economic case for business. "We have to make mental health truly accessible. It can't be a service for the wealthy."

      Ethos- emotional appeal of talking about the poor not being able to be helped

    3. view around therapy has shifted for his peers, including among men, who have traditionally been more resistant to seeking help.

      Because if the newer generation

    4. "If companies want a healthy workforce," he says, "[covering therapy] is probably one of the most important things to provide.

      benefiting the companies, reflected in my other documents

    5. the individuals who control benefits tend to be baby boomers, and those who are entering the work force are saying, 'you can't have the same expectations.' " In his parents' day, he suggests, there was no mental-health awareness - an employee complaining of depression or anxiety would be more likely told to get over it and work harder.

      This shows that difference between generations and how the older one was activating for hard work and pushing through pain, the newer one is about fixing things, not just ignoring them and hoping they go away

    6. "If I have an employee who is willing to come forward and share that kind of information with me," Casselman observes, "I better be well-equipped to respond to that as a manager."

      Shows a want/willingness for training my the heads of departments/managers.

    7. looks good on paper,

      Counter

    8. But coverage is only available to Starbucks employees who work more than 20 hours a week, which is about two-thirds of their 19,000 Canadian employees, according to company estimates.

      Counterclaim. It can only support so many people

    9. But companies are only patching up - not fixing - a big hole in Canada's mental-health-care system

      Counterclaim

    10. "We can learn a lot from what they have been accustomed to - being more transparent, more self-aware. Because of that, we are seeing more of a reduction in the stigma around talking about mental health."

      Millennials are a force that is pulling other generations

    11. Wellness programs pay for themselves in productivity

      How it counters its cost argument

    12. Ottawa will have to kick in much more than it's promising just to keep hospitals running properly - let alone expand areas such as home care and mental health.

      costly for the providence

    13. And yet, as provincial health ministers meet with their federal counterpart Jane Philpott to haggle more money out of Ottawa in health-care transfers, we should not expect a golden pot of cash to add new services for mental health. The government farthest along in creating a publicly-funded program for therapy is Quebec.

      Counter argument/fact

    14. to seek help when they need it.

      This movement is really because of the current generation in the workforce. They have been told to get help f they need it opposed to suck it up.

    15. they care about their employees

      good reputations

    16. Not providing these services seems outdated, conservative and regressive,"

      Everyone is doing it so if a company doesn't, their workers might just move to a place that provides these services.

    17. good deal for everyone.

      Including workers, employers and this article says country

    18. At ATB

      Specific examples of organizations and how they are taking initiative.

    19. those employees in their mid-20s and 30s - are contributing to a pro-active conversation on workplace health in general

      Setting up an expectation for a generation. Many of the people who would read this would be or close to a millennial which would make them the target audience and therefore the people that they call to action.

    20. increase in coverage of psychotherapy to $5,000, one of the largest amounts of coverage in the country.

      This number is too low to be the highest. I think that that should be the minimum

    21. Last summer, when Starbucks began hearing from employees at five forums across the country, the company didn't expect mental health to become the top talking point.

      Context for what led to the writing of the story. Provides an example or an average job.

    22. expanding employee assistance plans, creating more holistic benefits around fitness, providing advice to reduce stress around debt and adding digital mental-health services

      Ways older companies are attempting to help and grow to attract younger workers

    1. promote mental health and awareness may not prevent people from becoming mentally ill, they can be effective in improving employee wellbeing

      promote doesn't equal prevent

    2. stigma and discrimination experienced by people with a diagnosis is high and rising. Although for the most part unintentional, it permeates mundane social interaction to such a degree that he likened it to institutional racism.

      Cause of mental problems

    3. Identify and respond to mental distress sooner rather than later

      relates to other article. They all agree that this is the first step.

    4. try very hard to keep quiet about mental ill health

      The might get sued if an employee thinks that they might be the cause of depressions or eventual suicide. The could want to keep up an image with the public and not let them see that there might be serious problems with the way the conduct their company.

    5. half of the respondents thought that no-one in their workforce would ever have a mental illness.

      Maybe people have different definitions of mental illness. Some of these employers could have only thought mental illnesses were along the lines of mental retardation and autism. Not the more wide spread ones like anxiety and depressions.

    6. The first step towards dealing with a problem is recognising that it exists.

      agrees with the first article when it talks. Bottom of the second page with identification

    7. costs every employer just over [pounds sterling]1,000 per employee per year

      lower production by employees leads to wasted time.

    8. The reasons why change is needed are both humanitarian and financial

      Why is effects both the worker and the employers. the workers aren't able to be as productive as they could be. Employers are having more and more employees tale sick days which can make their production go down.

    9. productivity

      a main idea

    1. While the focus this week is encouraging people to talk about their mental health issues, it's also important to listen. So this week, O2 board members will be going on a "listening tour" as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, to remind people across the organisation of the support on offer. This includes a stress toolkit, an online mental health hub and an online portal and telephone service that employees can turn to for advice on counselling as well as life management and health and financial issues. Online referrals can also be made through to an occupational health agency

      This is what the company is trying to do spread the success of their process of tackling. mental health. By reaching out to other companies, they are attempting to connect with others and show them that their process works and that everyone should do as them.

    2. More details at mentalhealth.org.uk

      extra resources

    3. Providing the right tools to support people to have open conversations plays an important part in achieving this

      Implies that you might have the right people in the building but the only way to successfully move forward thorough these issues is to have a place with people who can be there for these people who have issues and can provide them with resources like medication, stress relief and even sessions to talk about what can be changed to be proactive.

    4. Ann Pickering, O2 HR director

      Thought the use of multiple quotes from different sources, the author is able to show that they have greatly researched the topic and that they have multiple thing/people to back up their points.

    5. They do not diagnose,

      although these people do help the workers during their time of need, in the long run, the office should have a person/group of people set aside that can officially diagnose and help them get better or at least show them a person that they know will be able to assist them in reducing the problems flareups.

    6. "Our clinicians and occupational health service tell us that the earlier someone is referred to them, the more likely they will make a full recovery and return to work.

      When a person is trying to get better, the first step is knowing that they have something that can be improved. Used logos.

    7. This culture

      in this case, these resources were utilized

    8. A key part of the success of any organisation is inclusiveness -- creating a culture where people are accepted for their differences. Ability EY is our umbrella organisation for dyslexia, stammering and mental health, and is important because it shows our employees that we not only value them but look after them, too. This culture encourages people to talk more openly."

      At EY they have learned (probably through trial and error) that you can't just tell people to get better or tell them what to do for their conditions, you actually have to get everyone involved because doing so will allow people to grow and succeed because the have others that are there specifically employed for that purpose.

    9. EY has a whole raft of support for those suffering from mental health issues -- not just a staff network, but also mentors, a counselling service and even a poster campaign to help break down the barriers.

      This is a really good example of what companies should begin to incorporate into their offices and faculty. Bennett was able or improve his condition and maintain working at the facility because of this amazing support staff.

    10. With mental health issues costing companies PS2.4 billion a year, those who fail to support staff are paying a high price.

      A loss for an employee and eventually a loss for a company buy not getting help or simply checked out.

    11. Everyone wanted me to get better, they left me alone and I did

      The opposite of what should have happened. This connect with article one in the fact that they both talk about employers or coworkers not knowing about or how to help with a mental problem. These people facing an issue should be able to talk with someone who specializes in their kind of issue and who can be able to form a single type of relationship with them (doctor to patient opposed to doctor, friend, coworker to patient).

    12. until a colleague stepped in to help. But this time, the outcome was very, very different.

      One source of helpful organizations are just the HR team in offices. Although they do try and help these people, sometimes they are too busy to help the employees with specific illnesses. Therefore by creating a broader selection of organizations with close resources, the people who do need help can get it quicker and probably more intense than what Human Resources or coworkers would be able to do.

  5. Apr 2017