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Table of Contents
  • EAPA looking for conference Work Exchange Volunteers
  • 11 questions to ask when buying EAP services
  • 14 common misconceptions about people who go to therapy
  • Caffeine powder poses deadly risks
  • Severe mental illness found to drop in young, defying perceptions
  • The rich drink the most alcohol
  • Bringing innovation to mental health services
  • Australia: The case for taking drugs at work
  • An Internet depression therapy as effective as drugs?
  • California ERs see surge in young people with heroin poisoning

  • EAPA looking for conference Work Exchange Volunteers
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Work Exchange Volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference. This year, at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, they will assist with activities beginning with pre-conference preparations on Sunday, Sept. 27, through the final event on Friday evening, Oct. 2. Why volunteer? You meet and interact with employee assistance professionals from around the world! In return for contributing to the success of the conference, you receive a free full registration and can attend sessions and events as time and volunteer responsibilities permit! Get your "backstage pass" to the 2015 World EAP Conference and be a key part of the largest EAP educational and networking event in the world.
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    11 questions to ask when buying EAP services
    Employee Benefit Adviser
    Having an employee assistance program is proven to make good business sense. EAPs are shown to improve a company's bottom line by raising productivity, lowering absenteeism and reducing turnover at a minimal cost to the employer. What's more, data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show employers save between $5 and $16 for each dollar invested in an EAP. No doubt, that's a pretty good ROI.
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    14 common misconceptions about people who go to therapy
    The Huffington Post
    The stigma of counseling lives in the darkness of this millisecond, along with the overshadowing fear, lack of awareness and basic ignorance. Its complexities need to be broken down and broken apart so we can start from the beginning and rewire our thoughts on mental health and therapy. So in an attempt to shed light on the truth about seeing a therapist and raise awareness, here is a list of 14 things you shouldn't assume about people who go to therapy which can readily be adapted into a powerful EAP handout.
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    Caffeine powder poses deadly risks
    The New York Times
    Sold as a dietary supplement, caffeine powder is virtually unregulated and widely available from online vendors, and in some stores, often marketed alongside vitamins and protein powders to fitness buffs who blend their own supplements.
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    Severe mental illness found to drop in young, defying perceptions
    The New York Times
    The rate of severe mental illness among children and adolescents has dropped substantially in the past generation, researchers reported recently, in an analysis that defies public perceptions of trends in youngsters' mental health. The new report, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, comes at a time of fierce debate over the rates and treatment of childhood mental disorders. Critics argue that modern psychiatry is over-diagnosing and treating an increasing number of the worried well or merely quirky.
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    The rich drink the most alcohol
    The Gazette Review
    A new study from the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development shows that people who have higher socioeconomic status and higher education are drinking more than other groups. The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development is an international organization that looks at trends that occur on a global level. The study also found that both poor men and rich women engage in "risky drinking" behaviors.
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    Bringing innovation to mental health services
    The Huffington Post
    Over the decades, we have made many improvements in care for people living with mental illness. In addition to the scientific discoveries about the brain funded by the National Institutes of Health that are improving medical treatments, and the legislative milestones such as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Affordable Care Act that are improving access to medical care, SAMHSA has helped foster innovation in the way mental health services are delivered through data, practice improvement, public education, and a broad portfolio of grant programs.
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    Australia: The case for taking drugs at work
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    It's probably a reflection of our hyper-competitive culture that performance-enhancing drugs are now such a prominent presence not just in sport but also in the workplace. Many employees, under pressure to deliver more than they physically can, are resorting to prescription medication — and occasionally the illicit stuff, too — as a way of going above and beyond what's expected. Misused pharmaceutical drugs are empowering otherwise healthy users to focus, ramp up their motivation, react faster, improve their memory and avoid fatigue. It's easy to see how benefits like these tempt overly ambitious workers, drawing them to drugs ordinarily used to treat ADHD, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and narcolepsy.
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    An Internet depression therapy as effective as drugs?
    Medscape
    We were interested in studying Internet-based psychological interventions for depression, in part due to the large treatment gap associated with the condition. Many patients don't get adequate treatment for depression. Prior to starting the study we knew that there is an evidence base for psychological Internet interventions in treating depressive symptoms. However, in previous studies, the sample size was much smaller, and depressive symptoms were only self-rated. This was the first study to also include clinician ratings over time.
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    California ERs see surge in young people with heroin poisoning
    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
    California emergency rooms have seen a sixfold jump in the number of young adults in their 20s with heroin poisoning over the last decade, according to Reuters. The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development reports about 1,300 young adults between the ages of 20 and 29 were seen in emergency rooms in the state with heroin poisoning in 2014, more than six times the approximately 200 seen in 2005.
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