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How To Recognize And Help Those With PTSD In The Workplace

Next week, June 27, is PTSD Awareness Day. For many people, PTSD is hard to understand.  Why does it happen to some people, but not to others? Does occurrence of PTSD indicate a weakness or a mental health issue?  Are millennials more prone to PTSD since we’re hearing so much more about it now than with [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Employee health, Health and Wellness, PTSD|Comments Off on How To Recognize And Help Those With PTSD In The Workplace

What Employers Need To Know To Prevent Workplace Violence

By now, less than a week later at the time of this writing, the deaths of 12 people from workplace violence in Virginia Beach, VA is no longer in the news.  Our society has become so inured from school shootings, workplace violence and other senseless acts of violence that we’re no longer surprised or shocked [...]

By | June 5th, 2019|Health and Wellness, Mental health|Comments Off on What Employers Need To Know To Prevent Workplace Violence

The Surprising Role of Comorbidity In Chronic Disease Cost

Most people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, arthritis and cancer are major drivers of healthcare cost for employers.  What may be a surprise is how frequently those chronic physical health conditions are comorbid with mental health conditions.  In a nationally representative epidemiological survey 29% of [...]

By | May 29th, 2019|Chronic Disease, Comorbidity, Spotlight|Comments Off on The Surprising Role of Comorbidity In Chronic Disease Cost

It’s Time To Address Mental Health Stigma

If you’re an employer, the mental health of your employees may be costing you a lot more than you think. In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, mental health disorders are the most costly medical condition, costing businesses about $200B per year in healthcare expenditures, plus an estimated $225B in [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|Behavioral Health, Employee health, Mental health|Comments Off on It’s Time To Address Mental Health Stigma

Service With A Smile? I Think I’ll Need A Drink With That.

“The customer is always right.”  “Service with a smile.”  Those lines, or something similar, are a staple in employee training for many businesses.   Turns out that putting on that smiling face might be detrimental to your employee’s health. A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and reported on in MarketWatch, states [...]

By | May 1st, 2019|Employee health|Comments Off on Service With A Smile? I Think I’ll Need A Drink With That.

Announcing The Launch of Realyze™ – A Targeted, Proactive Solution To Employee Behavioral Health Conditions

For immediate release April 25, 2019 Marietta, GA: Espyr today is launching REALYZE, an innovative behavioral health solution that packs a one-two punch for employers.  First, REALYZE identifies employees who have or are on the verge of having conditions like depression, stress, anxiety, PTSD or substance abuse. Then, it provides a proactive outreach ensuring at-risk employees [...]

By | April 25th, 2019|Behavioral Health, Benefits, Depression, Employee engagement, Health and Wellness, Mental health|Comments Off on Announcing The Launch of Realyze™ – A Targeted, Proactive Solution To Employee Behavioral Health Conditions

Are You A Workaholic Or Do You Just Love Your Job?

You work long hours. After dinner you whip out your laptop to take care of unfinished business.  When it’s time for bed you’re thinking about what’s in store for tomorrow. Your mind is so active you find it hard to fall asleep. Sound familiar?  For many of us, it does.  Does that make you a workaholic? What [...]

By | April 17th, 2019|Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Are You A Workaholic Or Do You Just Love Your Job?

4 Things Employers Need To Know About Gen Z

There’s a lot of debate about what Gen Z should be called. This newest generation has been dubbed everything from the iGeneration to Gen Tech to Post-Millennials. Name aside, there’s little debate that Gen Z workers are already reshaping America’s workforce. Older members of this substantial group – more than 61 million individuals in the [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|Gen Z|Comments Off on 4 Things Employers Need To Know About Gen Z

The Meaning of Mindfulness

Steve Jobs was known for his habit of walking around barefoot as a means of boosting his creativity while brainstorming or in meetings.  He jogged for the same reason.  These habits grew out of his exploration into Zen Buddhism earlier in life and his learning of mindfulness and meditation.  Speaking about the state of mindfulness [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Meaning of Mindfulness

Tips On How To Keep Stress From Taking Over Your Life

Stress.  Anxiety.  Words we hear and read about with increasing regularity.  News reports and social media assault our senses with an endless barrage of mass shootings, sexual harassment, immigration issues, political dissension and other stress inducing stories.  Add workplace pressure and financial worries and it’s no wonder that anxiety disorders are the most common mental [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Mental health, Stress Management|Comments Off on Tips On How To Keep Stress From Taking Over Your Life