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25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

These 25 expert tips will help you fight holiday stress relax and actually enjoy the holidays. Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? Holiday stress-busting tips The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful… Read More


Exercise at work also has mental health benefits

Spending too many hours sitting at your desk or inside an office is known to be unhealthy, so workplace health programs have been designed to improve employees’ physical health by encouraging exercise and activity. Now researchers at UCLA have shown another important but lesser-recognized benefit to such programs: improved mental health. With half of all… Read More


There are 2 types of people who tend to get overly stressed at work

Áine Cain Sep. 13, 2016 – Reprint with permission Feeling Stressed at Work? Feeling like your head’s about to explode from stress at work? That may be due to what you value professionally, according to a recent Deloitte study. The study surveyed 23,000 working adults, 28% of whom reported that they are often or always… Read More


Supreme Court ruling hampers efforts to prevent marijuana DUI’s

Denise A. Valenti Removing those who drive from the road if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol just got more complicated for law enforcement officers. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 23 that obtaining biologic specimens using a breathalyzer is allowed, but obtaining blood specimens will require a warrant. In Birchfield v…. Read More


Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

By Keisha-Ann G. Gray July 26, 1016 Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer? Question: Can we require our employees to use an employee-assistance program? We have an employee who made a physical threat against her supervisor to a member of HR. We want to make that employee consult with a therapist at an EAP… Read More


How We Rewrote Our Company’s Mental Health Policy

by Kelsey Meyer JULY 19, 2016 How We Rewrote Our Company’s Mental Health Policy Imagine how you’d react if one of your employees crawled her way into your office with a broken leg or became visibly ill at her desk. You wouldn’t ignore her physical health or tell her that she really needs to keep… Read More


Study participants sought for free online screening and motivational training course

SBIRT Study Information Study Participants Sought ORCAS, a mobile health research and development company, with funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, invites you to take part in a brand new, EAPA hosted online training program designed to help EA professionals increase their skill set and feel confident using Screening, Brief Intervention,… Read More


What Companies Lose By Skimping On Mental Wellness Programs

U.S. adults stand a nearly 50% chance of developing a mental health issue in their lifetimes, yet employers spend little on mental wellness. By one recent measure, companies are now pouring over $70 billion a year into corporate training in the U.S., an investment that’s been growing at record rates in years following the recovery… Read More


Prevent workplace violence in a economic downturn

In times of economic uncertainty, it’s easy for business owners and executives to focus solely on business performance. But employers shouldn’t forget that a slow economy has just as much of an impact on their workforce as it does on their business. Even a slight dip can cause strain and emotional distress that can lead… Read More


EMPLOYEE DRUG ABUSE: TRUTH, IMPACT, AND RESPONSE AT THE WORKPLACE

Drug abuse has become a rampant problem in society. In the workplace, it can become an even bigger problem as it can have a huge impact on any business. In this article, we will look at the prevalence and effect of drug abuse in the workplace. FACTS ABOUT DRUGS IN THE WORKPLACE Drug abuse in… Read More