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Workplace: Transitions


PDF | Vol. 11, No. 3 (2016)

This issue of Visions focuses on transitions related to leaving the workplace. Leaving your job is commonly thought to be one of the most stressful transitions a person can face. Worries about the future, fears about regaining employment, financial pressures and a loss of confidence and self-esteem are just some of the experiences a person in this position may go through. Yet there are many different reasons for a person leaving the workplace—temporarily or permanently—and the transition might in fact be expected, welcomed, or beneficial. Every situation has a different impact on a person’s mental health and well-being, as this issue of Visions explores.


  • Editor's Message
    (Sarah Hamid-Balma)

  • Workplace Transitions Are Key Turning Points in Life
    (Lucette Wesley)

  • Feelings of Depression after a Physical Work Injury: Six-month period after injury a potential "window of opportunity" to identify and address mental health problems
    (Nancy Carnide)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • A Wife's Journey: Helping a spouse overcome mental illness and re-enter the workplace

  • The Ability to Thrive on Disability

  • Half of My Life

  • The Impostor

  • The Elephant in the Room: Disclosure and transitions

Alternatives and Approaches

  • Welcome Back: The role of the workplace in employee health and well-being
    (Kristin Bower)

  • How to Navigate the Emotional Rollercoaster of Unemployment—and Thrive
    (Gregg Taylor)

  • Making a Positive Mental Transition to Retirement
    (Cynthia Kinsella)

  • Open Door Group: Forty years of empowering employment
    (Naomi Bullock)


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