Author: Jess Maynard

Jess is a seasoned writer who has completed graduate work in women's studies and works at a domestic violence shelter. She runs support groups for children and teens and regularly meets with kids who need extra support. Jess follows her curiosity devoutly and is committed to using her accumulated knowledge and life experiences to articulate facets of being human.
  • Employees Raising Neurodivergent Children Face Unique Challenges: How You Can Help

    One in six children aged 3-17 years old have a diagnosis for developmental differences. Companies that are supportive of employees raising neurodivergent children can achieve better retention and contribute to healthier workplaces.

  • Children’s Mental Health Crisis: How Employers Can Support Families

    Over half of working parents in America reported missing work or being interrupted at work to deal with their child’s mental health issues.
    There aren’t many easy-to-access therapeutic resources for parents whose children are struggling. That’s why it’s so important for employers to offer support.

  • Workplace Anxiety: What It Is and How to Manage It

    Soaring rates of workplace anxiety have become their own form of pandemic over the past few years. Here’s what People leaders can do to help employees manage it.

  • Return to Work Stress: How to Support Employees and Transform Workplaces

    As employers re-open their offices, it’s imperative to consider the stress of returning and adapt to the changing needs of employees. Prioritizing mental health is one of those ways, along with offering supportive, flexible policies for a smooth transition back to work.

  • Building a Workplace Where Autistic Employees Can Flourish

    Autistic people have different ways of processing information that allows for intense attention to detail, pattern detection, excellent coding and data driven processing skills, and the ability for inferential thinking. Here’s how to support autistic employees, accommodate their unique needs, and ultimately build a workplace where they too can thrive.

  • Why Supporting Women’s Mental Health Matters

    A healthier work environment for all employees starts with making women’s mental health a priority. Learn how to advocate for policies and practices that take women’s varied identities and experiences into account, and create a culture where everyone can thrive.