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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


Guns at work: Do you know the laws and policies?

By: Catherine Iste True or false: Only law enforcement and some security guards are allowed to bring weapons to work. It must be true, right? Could you imagine if just anyone could bring a gun to work? But what about our constitutional right to bear arms? If an employee has a legitimate permit, isn’t it lawful… Read More


First Comprehensive History of Employee Assistance Programs to Be Funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation

  Posted: Apr 05, 2016 2:01 AM PDT Updated: Apr 05, 2016 2:01 AM PDT   NORFOLK, Va. –(BUSINESS WIRE) The Employee Assistance Research Foundation (EARF) is pleased to announce a major new research effort, the EAP History Project, to address a critical deficiency in the employee assistance knowledge base: the need for a definitive… Read More


5 strategies leaders can use to keep their teams happy

JOSH NICHOLAS Creating a happy workplace brings wins on multiple fronts. Not only will there be more smiles around the office, research shows a happy and healthy workplace can help the bottom line of a business. Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows a $2.30 average return for every $1 spent on supporting mental health. Happy and mentally… Read More


Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

By Janice Wood ~ 2 min read A new imaging study shows that intense exercise boosts two critical neurotransmitters — glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — resulting in better mental fitness. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, the study’s findings offer new insights into why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric… Read More