EAP Offers Many Positive Benefits

Q. I know the EAP can help employees improve job performance and address personal problems, but what are some of the less frequently discussed ways an organization can benefit by referring employees to the EAP?

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Encouraging Your Employee To Use Their EAP

Q. I haven’t referred an employee to the EAP before. What’s the most important thing I can do to convince the employee to go when there are no serious performance issues? There are a few workplace concerns, but they haven’t risen to the level of “serious” yet.

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New Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace Aims to Help Traumatized Work Groups

Carson J. Spencer Foundation A sizeable proportion of deaths by suicide occur on the worksite, or otherwise affect the worksite, pointing to an increased need for postvention in the working population. A new guide, A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide, is there […]

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Study Says Compelling Outpatient Treatment for Mental Illness Is Working

The New York Times A study has found that a controversial program that orders these patients to receive treatment when they are not hospitalized has had positive results. Patients were much less likely to end up back in psychiatric hospitals and were arrested less often. Use of outpatient treatment significantly increased, as did refills of […]

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Shocking – Unhappiness Among Workers in America is Costing $300 Billion per Year

A Happy Worker Is a Productive Worker Unhappiness among workers in America is costing a shocking $300 billion per year in lost productivity, the Gallup-Healthways estimates. The recent Well-Being Index shows that Americans are increasingly unhappy with their jobs and work environments. When people aren’t happy with their jobs or their employers, they don’t show […]

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Depression in workplace affects 1 in 8; Gallup poll cites EAPs

Depressed At Work? You’re Not Alone Depression is one of those diseases that are often invisible. You can look well-groomed and even cheerful on the outside, while on the inside you feel like you’re dying a slow death. That’s why the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index’s new survey on depression in the workplace is so striking. It […]

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NIH Study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain’s control of behavior

Chronic alcohol exposure leads to brain adaptations that shift behavior control away from an area of the brain involved in complex decision-making and toward a region associated with habit formation, according to a new study conducted in mice by scientists at the National Institutes of Health.  Read more from the NIH…

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Recording Day’s Positive Outcomes Helps Combat Stress

What To Do When Work Stress Eats Up The Evening The Wall Street Journal Forthcoming research from the Academy of Management Journal shows that workers reported lower stress levels in the evenings after spending a few minutes jotting down positive events at the end of the day, along with why those things made them feel […]

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Holiday Stress Can Amplify Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

The Huffington Post Most people look at the holidays as a happy season, a season where you can catch up with loved ones and friends you haven’t seen all year. However, this time of year can be the most stressful and dangerous for those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.  READ MORE…

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EAPs Can Help In Managing Employees During Tough Circumstances

Business 2 Community If you’re a boss, chances are you’re going to have an employee who runs into a tough life circumstance. These circumstances aren’t a reflection of an employee’s character or ability to work, but they do prevent your employee from effectively getting the job done. As an employer, what do you do?   Read […]

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