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Talking To A Friend About Mental Health

Would you know what to do if a friend approached you to tell you that they were having mental health issues?   Society has come a long way when it comes to understanding and talking about mental health.  Nonetheless, there is still a stigma about mental health.  It took great courage for your friend to approach [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Mental health|Comments Off on Talking To A Friend About Mental Health

Webinar: Supporting the Health and Wellness of Nurses

Clinician stress is a significant and widely prevalent issue in healthcare. It’s an issue that can affect patient safety, negatively impact the patient experience and increase the cost of care.   And that doesn’t take into account the physical and mental health problems caused by stress and burnout on clinicians themselves. Stress and stress related health issues [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Resiliency, Stress Management|Comments Off on Webinar: Supporting the Health and Wellness of Nurses

How Employee Loneliness Affects Your Bottomline

According to a recent study by Cigna, loneliness in America has reached epidemic proportions. Their survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults revealed: Nearly 50% report sometimes or always feeling alone or left out. Nearly 30% rarely or never feel as though there are people who really understand them. More than 40% sometimes or always feel [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Behavioral Health, Integrated healthcare, Mental health|Comments Off on How Employee Loneliness Affects Your Bottomline

The Surprising Link Between Mind, Body and Healthcare Costs

Although usually treated separately, mental health and physical health can influence each other in many important, surprising ways. Ignoring one or the other in your benefits offering can significantly impact your employees’ quality of life, your business and, more specifically, your healthcare costs. This is the first of several articles we’ll publish this year describing [...]

By | January 17th, 2019|Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on The Surprising Link Between Mind, Body and Healthcare Costs

How Financial Wellness Programs Are Good For Companies, Too

 While the current national economy is fairly strong, the state of our personal financial wellness is scarier than ever. According to the recent Country Financial Security Index, 67% of Americans are worried about their financial future, credit card debt last year hit a record high and 44% can’t come up with $400 to cover an [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|financial wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Financial Wellness Programs Are Good For Companies, Too

Your Workforce Is Not As Healthy As You Think

For the young men and women now in the workforce – now working for your company – anxiety and other mental health issues are on the rise. According to The Atlantic, this should not come as a surprise. Anxiety has been a growing problem among young adults since, at least, the 1950s, reportedly caused by [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Behavioral Health|Comments Off on Your Workforce Is Not As Healthy As You Think

Espyr® Latest NPS Score Puts It In World Class Customer Service Category

Espyr is excited to announce it achieved a new high in Net Promoter®Score (NPS) in its 2018 customer satisfaction study. Espyr's Net Promoter Score of 77 puts it in lofty company with brands widely admired for customer service excellence – brands such as USAA, Costco, Ritz Carlton and Nordstrom.   All of these legendary customer service [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Customer Satisfaction|Comments Off on Espyr® Latest NPS Score Puts It In World Class Customer Service Category

The Surging Suicide Rate; What Should Employers Do?

Today’s news headlines that life expectancy for Americans fell for the second time in the past 3 years painted a disturbing picture of life in America.   The primary reasons for the decline? Increasing deaths from opioid abuse and suicide. The suicide rate in America is up 33% in less than 20 years. Suicide is now [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Depression, Suicide|Comments Off on The Surging Suicide Rate; What Should Employers Do?

How To Manage Rising Employee Anxiety and Depression

A multitude of recent studies tell us that anxiety and depression are markedly higher now than in earlier eras. For employers, the most common tool provided to employees suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAPs have become almost universal in mid sized or larger American companies. [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|EAP Utilization|Comments Off on How To Manage Rising Employee Anxiety and Depression

Can Limiting Social Media To 10 Minutes Per Day Improve Your Mental Health?

Social media. Is it bad for you or good for you? That is a question actively debated by psychologists, mental health advocates, parents, teachers, and even those in Silicon Valley. Certainly social media has profoundly changed the way people communicate and how they interact with others. Numerous studies have reported that those heavily engaged in [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|social media|Comments Off on Can Limiting Social Media To 10 Minutes Per Day Improve Your Mental Health?