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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

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?

The Surprising Link Between Mind, Body and Healthcare Costs

Although usually treated separately, there is a relationship between mental health and physical health.  One can influence the 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 [...]

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

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

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

Last year, 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 of us. [...]

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

Health and Wellness: Is Your Company Keeping Up?

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 | July 5th, 2018|Behavioral Health, Benefits, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Health and Wellness: Is Your Company Keeping Up?