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Are Your Managers Truly Putting Their Strengths To Work?

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By Heather Graham, LCSW, CEAP Creator of the Espyr Leadership Excellence and Development Coaching Program (LEAD)   When you enter the realm of leadership development, you hear a lot about strengths and assessments of those strengths.   Any great organization knows that when leaders are using their strengths, the organization performs better and reaches or even…

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Survivor Day 2019

Suicide of a loved one affects many more people that just the deceased.  It affects spouses, children, family members, friends and co-workers of the deceased.  Often it affects the entire business of the deceased’s employer.  It affects most anyone who knew the deceased personally or professionally.  These are the survivors of suicide. Anniversaries of the…

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What You Need To Know About Suicide ( And How Your EAP Should Help)

Nov 23, 2019 is Survivor Day, a nationally recognized day for those affected by suicide to join for support and healing.  Why is it important to recognize such a day?  As a leading Employee Assistance Program provider (EAP), we see first hand the loss and devastation that occurs after a suicide – for a family,…

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Want Better Employee Health? Help Them Get Better Sleep.

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Chances are there are employees in your workplace right now bragging about how they can get by on four to six hours of sleep. They may need to find something else to brag about. They may think they’re getting by, but a lack of sleep causes a wide range of changes in the body, both…

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The Role of Mental Health in Professional Driver Talent Management

The transportation industry is one of many industries where employee mental health is becoming a growing concern.  Espyr’s Chief Clinical Officer, Norman Winegar, recently participated in an HR/Talent Management roundtable discussion at Accelerate Conference and Expo sponsored by Women in Trucking.  Mr. Winegar documented his discussion points in the byline article below.  While the roundtable…

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30 Years of Change in Workplace Mental Health. What Do Employers Need to Be Doing Now?

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October 2019 will mark Espyr’s 30th anniversary. Over those 30 years, we’ve witnessed significant changes in attitudes toward mental health, both by society at large and in the workplace. We’ve evolved as well, changing from EAP Consultants, a company focused primarily on comprehensive Employee Assistance Programs, to Espyr, a leading provider of behavioral health solutions…

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Celebrities Step Up To End The Stigma of Mental Health

Workplace mental health issues

In a recent National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) article, national director of strategic partnerships Katrina Gay told of her difficulties finding a celebrity to speak at a 2006 press event. She went through many weeks of attempts and rejection, finally securing Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Patty Duke. “Why are so many celebrities refusing to…

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We Need To Redefine The Meaning Of Wellness

According to a recent report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 80% of companies in the US with over fifty employees offer some sort of corporate wellness benefit. The latest Aflac WorkForces Report (conducted in 2015) found that close to half of the 1,977…

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Seven Steps To Avoid Or Reverse Burnout

Burnout can ignite like a flame in this match.

In our last post we defined burnout, described the causes of burnout and provided a do-it-yourself quiz to help you know whether you may be suffering from burnout. We’ve all heard colleagues or friends talk about “feeling burned out.”  You may have felt that way yourself from time to time.  Medical researchers have studied burnout…

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Suffering Burnout? 8 Questions To Help You Know

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization officially recognized burnout as a legitimate medical diagnosis.  Burnout has received more attention over the past few years amid a flurry of reports documenting increasing occurrences across various occupations.   A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23% of employees reported feeling burned out…

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