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  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission invites CEAPs to apply for commissioner positions
  • Suicide rates among farmers second highest of any job
  • Technology center stage in 2nd quarter Journal of Employee Assistance
  • Can we stop a traumatized child from becoming a traumatized adult?
  • When you're an addict but serving alcohol is part of the job
  • Study: National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health finds 40 percent surveyed reported jobs were very stressful
  • Mental illness costs Australian businesses $11 billion
  • Workers seeking productivity in a pill are abusing ADHD drugs
  • Should businesses cover mental health treatments?
  • Addiction medicine faces 'severe workforce crisis'

  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission invites CEAPs to apply for commissioner positions
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    The Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) is seeking qualified applicants to succeed the Commissioners whose three-year terms are ending Oct. 2, at the close of EAPA's 2015 World EAP Conference in San Diego. The EACC is the credentialing governance body responsible for upholding all professional standards, policies and procedures concerning the Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP®) credential. Applicants must be active CEAPs, current members of EAPA, and available to participate in one yearly meeting at EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference and a monthly conference call, generally held on the second Thursday of the month. Commissioner travel, accommodations and meals associated with attendance at EACC meetings are reimbursable. The application period closes May 4.
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    Suicide rates among farmers second highest of any job
    Grist
    It's been three decades since the farm crisis swept the country, but suicide rates among farmers are still high — the second highest of any job right now, in fact. According to a recent study of workplace suicides between 2003 and 2010 published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, jobs with the highest suicide rates include "protective service occupations" like police officers and firefighters, with 5.3 suicides for every 1 million workers.
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    Technology center stage in 2nd quarter Journal of Employee Assistance
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    The second quarter 2015 Journal of Employee Assistance examines several different perspectives on how to make EAP relevant for the millenial generation. One author examines how EAPs can better utilize existing websites and social media to build their online presence. A panel of EA professionals, both in the U.S. and abroad, present their suggestions for connecting with younger workers. There is an article discussing how high-quality apps can serve as an adjunct to counseling sessions and referrals for treatment. Yet another examines the impact of video counseling on EA practice. EAPA members can access an electronic version of this important issue (requires login.)
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    Can we stop a traumatized child from becoming a traumatized adult?
    Forbes
    Every day a child somewhere will suffer from abuse and neglect, the result of growing up in a home with domestic violence, mental illness or addiction, or from the loss of a parent due to separation or imprisonment. Such trauma can inflict psychological and physical damage that appears when that child grows into an adult and lasts the rest of his life.
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    When you're an addict but serving alcohol is part of the job
    The Associated Press via The Washington Times
    The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is due to issue new data on drug and alcohol use by restaurant workers this month. But in its last survey, released in 2007, 12 percent of full-time restaurant and hospitality workers reported heavy alcohol use, and 17 percent reported having used illicit drugs. Among various occupations, restaurant and bar workers ranked No. 1 for drug use and fourth for alcohol abuse.
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    Study: National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health finds 40 percent surveyed reported jobs were very stressful
    Entrepreneur
    Stress at work is a major issue for many Americans. According to a study from the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, 40 percent of workers surveyed reported that their jobs were very or extremely stressful, while 25 percent viewed their jobs as the No. 1 stressor in their lives. Most business leaders recognize that stress can have a range of negative impacts on their individual employees. But some fail to realize that if left unchecked, stress can have a trickle-down effect that can taint the entire workplace.
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    Mental illness costs Australian businesses $11 billion
    Brisbane Times
    Finding ways of reducing stressors in the workplace that negatively impact mental health is not just good for employees — it's good for business. A workplace health and safety conference in Brisbane will hear that one in six working-aged Australians is living with a mental illness, at a cost of $11 billion per year to business.
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    Workers seeking productivity in a pill are abusing ADHD drugs
    The New York Times
    Fading fast at 11 p.m., Elizabeth texted her dealer and waited just 30 minutes for him to reach her third-floor New York apartment. She handed him a wad of 20s and 50s, received a tattered envelope of pills, and returned to her computer. Her PowerPoint needed another four hours. Investors in her health-technology start-up wanted re-crunched numbers, a presentation begged for bullet points and emails from global developers would keep arriving well past midnight. She gulped down one pill — pale orange, like baby aspirin — and then, reconsidering, took one of the pinks, too.
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    Should businesses cover mental health treatments?
    The Huffington Post
    More and more cases of mental health issues are popping up across the United States. In fact, 15 percent of all diseases in North America are attributed to mental illness, and a large portion of these are due to workplace stressors. Many insurance policies don't cover mental health treatments, but maybe they should. To help businesses determine if they should add this coverage to their employee benefits, here is a general overview of mental health issues in the workplace.
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    Addiction medicine faces 'severe workforce crisis'
    FiercePracticeManagement
    While physicians, lawmakers and others work to curb the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, medical professionals trained to treat underlying substance use disorders are in short supply. And in the short term, federal laws, such as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and Affordable Care Act, which offer insurance coverage for addiction medicine to millions more than ever before, may exacerbate the problem, according to a post from Stateline.
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