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Table of Contents
  • 2015 EAPA Awards Committee seeking new members
  • Data reveals industries most linked to substance abuse
  • UK study: EAPs rated as 'high impact, low cost'
  • Steps businesses can take to prevent workplace suicide
  • Emotional aftermath of Nepal quake is dire
  • Guidance for employers on the impact of marijuana in the workplace
  • Boston bombing trial jurors to get psychological support
  • Alert, productive — and addicted
  • Energy drinks plus alcohol equals adolescent alcohol disorders
  • Correctional officers impacted by compassion fatigue
  • Benefits of a psychologically fit organization

  • 2015 EAPA Awards Committee seeking new members
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Each year, EAPA's annual awards program recognizes and celebrates the achievement of individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the EA profession and EAPA. Selection of award recipients is the responsibility of the EAPA Awards Committee. The 2015 EAPA Awards will be presented during EAPA's 2015 Annual World EAP Conference in San Diego. Membership on the Awards Committee will require a total time commitment of two to four hours to review the electronically submitted award nominations (one to two hours) and participate in a one to two hour conference call to discuss and select award winners. The committee is looking for interested members working in external, internal and labor EA settings in the United States and other countries to represent the diversity of EAPA's membership. Please note that you must be a member of EAPA to serve on the committee and that members of the committee are not eligible to receive an individual award. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please send an email to webeditor@eapassn.org. Include in your email a brief description of your current and previous roles as an EA professional. Questions can be sent to the same address.
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    Data reveals industries most linked to substance abuse
    The Washington Post
    Drug abuse — including and especially alcohol abuse — costs the United States economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. New government data released this month can now tell us exactly which industries' employees drink the most, which do the most drugs, and where employees are most likely not just to use drugs, but abuse them. Here's how the numbers break down.
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    UK study: EAPs rated as 'high impact, low cost'
    Personnel Today
    EAPs are effective in supporting staff overcome challenges at work and home in a cost-effective way, a new survey of 156 organisations finds. Two employers in three (66 percent) provide access to an EAP and a further 17 percent are considering doing so. The vast majority (96 percent) engage a third party to supply the service. The survey finds a healthily competitive marketplace for EAP provision, with 42 different scheme providers mentioned by 86 employers.
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    Steps businesses can take to prevent workplace suicide
    BenefitsPro
    There is a rise in the number of workplace suicides. But, on the bright side, businesses can take a number of steps to reduce the risk of workplace suicide. The organization Workplace Strategies for Mental Health recommends the following.
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    Emotional aftermath of Nepal quake is dire
    The Times of India
    Across Nepal, thousands are exhibiting signs of acute psychosis, deep depression, grave adjustment disorders, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress reactions. It's a growing emergency that doctors and psychiatrists in the disaster-hit country are putting their heads together to deal with, a problem many of them said the health infrastructure here is unprepared to tackle. All of Nepal has one dedicated government mental health hospital. In its 24 hospitals it has a unit each to treat psychological disorders.
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    Guidance for employers on the impact of marijuana in the workplace
    Newswise
    The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue to change.
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    Boston bombing trial jurors to get psychological support
    The Boston Globe
    Michael Leeper can still recall the emotional testimony of the Oklahoma City bombing death penalty trial nearly 20 years ago, the chilling accounts and graphic descriptions of an explosion that killed 168 people and injured 680. Leeper and the other 11 jurors who agreed to sentence Timothy McVeigh to death left the federal courthouse in Denver with unsettling images and dark thoughts. But the jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — who have had to watch videos and see photos of the explosions and the resulting injuries, including blown-off limbs — will have some help dealing with the trial's emotional aftermath.
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    Alert, productive — and addicted
    Human Resource Executive Online
    A growing number of young adults entering the workplace take ADHD medications on a daily basis, with some abusing those drugs as an easy — but dangerous — way to improve their concentration and alertness at work. While experts say it's difficult for HR to address such medical issues and treatments, there are options available.
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    Energy drinks plus alcohol equals adolescent alcohol disorders
    Psych Central
    A new study finds that teens who mix alcohol with energy drinks are four times more likely to have an alcohol disorder than teens who have tried alcohol but never mixed it with an energy drink. Dartmouth researchers published the study in the Journal of Pediatrics.
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    Correctional officers impacted by compassion fatigue
    Corrections.com
    Burnout and compassion fatigue have become pressing issues in corrections. In general, correctional professionals experience higher levels of job stress compared to their community counterparts. If not guarded against, the cumulative challenges of the correctional work environment may affect staff negatively and produce poor outcomes, such as mental health concerns, social issues and decreased job performance.
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    Benefits of a psychologically fit organization
    AccountingWEB
    Faced with skyrocketing health care costs, global competition and economic uncertainty, many of today's businesses are recognizing that promoting a psychologically healthy workplace isn't just good for employees' health and well-being — it's affecting the bottom line, as well.
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