What is ‘Rest Week’? Austin employers revamp mental health responses

AUSTIN (KXAN) — By all accounts, University of Texas Austin Professor Kasey Claborn considers herself a Type A worker. As a research scientist and clinical psychologist at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, productivity has always been at the forefront of her managerial approach.

Then, the pandemic hit. As the emotional toll of the pandemic mixed with the heaviness of her professional work, she noticed a severe dip in morale among her team.

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