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Police Suicide — And The Solutions

Police Suicide— And The Solutions – By Andy O’Hara Reprint From       As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of police suicide. Nationwide, an initial but significant increase in police suicide over the same period last year.  These are just the ones we know of and are… Read More


EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace

BY PAULA PEACOCK – Benefits Pro EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace. Once considered to be the silent tsunami of the workplace, the issue of employee mental health is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation in C-suites around the country — and rightfully so. When it comes to the impact of mental… Read More


LGBTQ Support in the Workplace

Reprinted with permission – Employee Assistance Report – LGBTQ By Carolyn Ruck According to the Welcoming Project, more than 9 million American adults identify themselves as LGBTQ  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning). They represent diverse ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, religious convictions, and belief systems, as do their allies. This fact, combined with increasing employment protections, means employees… Read More


Harassment and inequality should be treated like a workplace hazard

    Hard hats and boots or rape and sexual harassment. Which of these says Occupational Health and Safety to you? When we think of workplace safety we’ve been conditioned to concentrate more on ‘lifting from the knees’ than gendered violence and it is about time that changed. Last week Fairfax Media released its investigation… Read More


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