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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?

Health and Wellness: Revealing Trends In Benefits

The numbers don’t lie. The inclusion of new, innovative health and wellness offerings and initiatives as part of a company’s benefits package is increasing dramatically. In a survey by WorldatWork, the leading nonprofit professional association in compensation and total rewards, 900 respondents across the country described some of the ways companies in 2017 are taking [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Behavioral Health, Benefits, Coaching, EAPs, financial wellness, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Health and Wellness: Revealing Trends In Benefits

The importance of mental health in the workplace

A few months ago, Patti Murin, the actress playing Anna in the Broadway show, Frozen, tweeted that she needed to take some time off for mental health reasons. In her tweet, Murin stated, “I’ve learned that these situations aren’t something to deal with or push through. Anxiety and depression are real diseases that affect many [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, Health and Wellness, Stress Management|Comments Off on The importance of mental health in the workplace

How To Reduce Employee Financial Stress And Boost The Bottom Line

For benefits decision makers, employee physical wellness has always taken center stage, first with health insurance, then with proactive wellness programs designed to keep employees healthier and save employers money. Over the last few decades, as stress and behavioral health issues have been shown to take their toll in dramatic ways, emotional wellness has found [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Behavioral Health, EAPs, financial wellness, Stress Management|Comments Off on How To Reduce Employee Financial Stress And Boost The Bottom Line