There's an elephant in your office

There's an elephant in your office

By Ashley Johnson & Andrea Herron
Poor mental health doesn't magically disappear when you clock in for work. It's there. It's real, and finding an appropriate way to deal with it leads to greater success for everyone.

Sisters Ashley and Andrea combine their knowledge in human resources, communication, mental health, and coaching to share practical ways you can help all people be successful in the workplace. That includes the 1 in 5 US adults experiencing a mental illness in a given year, as well as their co-workers and managers.

Join the authors for honest conversations and straightforward answers to tough questions.
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Invisible Elephants
In this episode, Ashley and Andrea will tell you about people who manage a mental illness and work expectations every day -- the invisible elephants. Invisible elephants are employees with a mental illness who are high-functioning enough to hold a job. They are stealthy and blend into the office environment using the powers of cubicle camouflage. They hate surprises and fear being asked to come into the boss's office and "shut the door." Learn some great tips from HR expert Andrea about supporting staff members who live with some kind of mental health disorder, and hear a first-hand account from Ashley about being an invisible elephant.  #CubicleCamouflage #InvisibleElephants #Elephantinyouroffice  Buy the book, There's an Elephant in Your Office, on our website elephantinyouroffice.com or on Amazon. Find us on social - Instagram @elephantinyouroffice; FB @ASJexplains   
37:15
April 4, 2020
Navigating work, mental health, and the coronavirus
In this very special episode, Ashley and Andrea address the giant elephant in the office.... the coronavirus. It's impacting how we do business and interact with each other. It's also exacerbating previously well-controlled mental health disorders.  Mentioned in the show - MHA Screening Tool and warmlines. Both are free and highly effective ways to address mental health concerns that aren't quite an emergency.   Buy our book, There's an Elephant in Your Office, on our website elephantinyouroffice.com or on Amazon.  Find us on social - Instagram @elephantinyouroffice; FB @ASJexplains
23:23
March 18, 2020
Amazing Mammoths
Amazing Mammoths are employees struggling to cope with a specific stress. In this episode, Andrea and Ashley will explain how to spot an Amazing Mammoth in the workplace and hear from real people about being distracted while on the clock.  Buy the book, There's an Elephant in Your Office, on our website elephantinyouroffice.com or on Amazon. Find us on social - Instagram @elephantinyouroffice; FB @ASJexplains  
24:27
March 9, 2020
There's an Elephant in Your Office
In the very first episode, sisters and co-hosts Ashley and Andrea explain how a big problem at work led to a book about elephants.  Find us on social: Instagram @elephantinyouroffice; FB @ASJexplains; #CubicleCamouflage
14:10
March 1, 2020