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What Happens to Mental Health at Work When Our Devices Know How We Feel?

Originally in the Harvard Business Review by Michael Schrage Stressed? Depressed? Distracted? Overwhelmed? The cognitive and emotional demands on managers have rarely been more complicated or intense. One recent global research survey of employee assistance programs found that, combined, employee anxiety, stress, and depression accounted for over 80% of all emotional health cases in 2014, compared with 55% in… Read More


FREE CRISIS COUNSELING

FREE CRISIS COUNSELING In response to Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. If you or a loved one needs to speak to someone, the professionals at the Mojave Counseling Clinic on West… 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


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


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


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


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