URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / April 2019 April 2019 Is a Family Member Mentally Ill? Symptoms of mental illness can be tricky to spot, and oftentimes we are afraid to acknowledge them honestly. This article breaks down the specific symptoms to look for and who to contact for help with ourselves or a family member. Better Reasons to Stop the Gossip Workplace gossip can be a bonding technique used by employees, but it has been shown to be toxic and destructive to relationships and the organization. This blog post informs us of how gossip negatively effects our workplace.