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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Suicides On The Rise: What Should Employers Do?

As always happens following celebrity suicides, the deaths of fashion icon Kate Spade and author/TV personality Anthony Bourdain have led to a barrage of TV, news and social media stories exploring how and why they died complete with as many details as possible. Unfortunately, these tragedies – and this coverage – often lead to more…

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