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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

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

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?

What Every HR Manager Needs to Know About the Impact of Marijuana Legalization

With the conclusion of the 2018 midterm elections, Michigan became the 10th state (including District of Columbia) to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. In addition, voters in Utah and Missouri approved marijuana legalization for medical use, bringing the total number of states where medical use is legal to 33. Social acceptance of marijuana legalization [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Every HR Manager Needs to Know About the Impact of Marijuana Legalization

Dying For Help: Addressing Mental Health Stigma In The Workplace

Polished.  Buttoned up.  Accomplished.  Funny.   This was how Sally Saba, MD was described. And on March 5, 2017 she attempted to take her own life. So it was only natural that the filled auditorium was hushed when Dr. Saba, Vice President of Operations, Performance and Compliance in Diversity and Inclusion at Kaiser Permanente Health Plan [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Behavioral Health, Suicide, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dying For Help: Addressing Mental Health Stigma In The Workplace

Espyr Chief Clinical Officer Norman Winegar to Speak on Mental Health Panel

Depression and other mental health issues are more common than most of us would think.  40 million Americans live with depression, and 1 in 5 Americans is diagnosed with a mental health issue in a given year. Unfortunately, those who suffer from mental health issues often refrain from getting the help they need due to the [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Espyr Chief Clinical Officer Norman Winegar to Speak on Mental Health Panel

Workplace Drug Use: Think It’s Not A Problem For You?

If today’s employers are finding that employee engagement is especially low, it may be because some of their employees are high. A new study released this summer by Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, reveals that workplace drug use is the highest it’s been in more than a decade. While prescription opioid rates have [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Coaching, EAPs, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Workplace Drug Use: Think It’s Not A Problem For You?

College Students In Crisis. What You Need To Know Now.

There’s a mental health crisis spreading across our colleges and universities. If you’re a parent of a college-aged child – or an aunt, uncle or grandparent – you should be very concerned.  If you’re a college administrator, college student mental health issues shouldn't be coming as a surprise to you. The Disturbing Facts It’s time [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Parenting, SAPs|Comments Off on College Students In Crisis. What You Need To Know Now.

Suicides On The Rise: What Can Employers Do?

Earlier this year, we endured a one-two punch of the suicides of fashion icon Kate Spade and author/TV personality Anthony Bourdain.   As always happens following celebrity suicides, a barrage of TV, news and social media stories followed exploring, in intricate detail,  how they died and what led up to their fateful decisions. Unfortunately, these tragedies [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, Health and Wellness, Suicide|Comments Off on Suicides On The Rise: What Can Employers Do?