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Employee Assistance

Why EAP services are important

Quint Studer, Special to the Pensacola News Journal How to help employees use them Have you ever heard this statement? Leave your personal life outside the door when coming into work and don’t bring work home with you. I have. Separate your personal and work lives was, and at times still is, a common theme…. Read More


Can EAP Use Be Required by an Employer?

By Keisha-Ann G. Gray January 11, 2019 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


Ways Leaders Can Address Mental Health

Great Article From Forbes. POST WRITTEN BYCamille Preston, PhD, PCCCEO, speaker, author and renowned coach, Camille ignites leaders to find focus, unlock energy, reach peak performance AIMLeadership.com The world is on fire. We’re literally and metaphorically burning up. From the wildfires in California to mass shootings to increasingly partisan politics, over the past year, Americans have… 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


EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars

EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars to be presented in 2019. The purpose of these EAPA webinars is to promote, enhance and deliver best practices for Employee Assistance professionals in leadership, labor and service provision roles, as well as to develop a dialogue with the various HR, business, labor, treatment and educational communities that interact… Read More


Remain calm and civil to keep workplace violence in check

By Jack McCalmon May 7, 2018 A South Carolina Taco Bell employee threw a hot burrito at his supervisor, hitting her in the arm and leaving melting cheese on her body. Workplace violence. The employee was upset because he was assigned to work the morning shift. Other employees were telling the upset employee to stop… Read More


Health, productivity improve after EAP counseling

EAP counseling have been a “benefit in the background” in many workplaces. They aren’t typically marketed to employees the way other benefits are, but are available if employees want psychological counseling or a resource for financial or legal assistance. Unfortunately, that lack of marketing often works against them. If employees aren’t taught or told about… Read More


Trump Administration Halts Program That Evaluates Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Therapies

The Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, and others separate effective “evidence-based” treatments for substance abuse and behavioral health problems from worthless interventions. The initiative was terminated without any replacement offerings set up in its place The program, called the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and… Read More


EAPs Correlate to Positive Outcomes

For the past several years for EAPs, the steady drumbeat of corporate wellness stories has sounded a uniform theme: corporate wellness/employee assistance programs do not yield a quantifiable return on investment. Yet, employer spending on wellness and EAPs continues to increase: $693 was spent per employee on wellness-based incentives in 2015, up from $594 in… Read More


5 Steps Businesses Can Take to Curb Opioid Abuse

  EAP’s Can Assist Employers – Opioid Abuse Opioid abuse is become more common in the workplace.  A new survey by the National Safety Council taken last month revealed that 70 percent of businesses say that prescription drug use – particularly use of opioids painkillers – has affected their business. According to the CDC, 91 people… Read More