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  • 2014 World EAP Conference registration is now open
  • Research key to the future of the EAP industry
  • For new college grads, finding mental health care can be tough
  • Report: Corrections officers have rates of PTSD comparable to military combat veterans
  • Workplace violence prevention starts with comprehensive employee training
  • 10 steps to a millenial-friendly wellness program
  • Why stress triggers depression in some people, resilience in others
  • Workspaces and mental health: Everyone's concern
  • APA study: More than two-thirds of Americans say that work is a major source of stress

  • 2014 World EAP Conference registration is now open
    EAPA
    Online registration is now open for EAPA's 2014 World EAP Conference! The conference will be held Monday, Sept. 29 — Thursday, Oct. 2, at the beautiful Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Located on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort®, the Hilton Lake Buena Vista is ideally situated next to Downtown Disney® and offers extended theme park hours and free transportation to all Disney parks. Bring your family or friends and plan to stay through the weekend after the conference! The 2014 Conference program includes three inspiring and informative keynote presentations, 55 cutting-edge breakout presentations, and unparalleled networking and recognition opportunities for EA professionals from up to 40 countries.
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    Research key to the future of the EAP industry
    Workforce
    Employee assistance programs have been popular among employers for several decades, but as more employers demand data to demonstrate how their benefit plans affect their bottom line, the industry is struggling to become a key player in workplace health by funding more independent research.
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    For new college grads, finding mental health care can be tough
    NPR
    For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging. Many young people start managing their own health care for the first time when they graduate. And while finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age, for young people who don't have steady jobs or stable paychecks, the task can be especially daunting. Perseverance and planning ahead help.
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    Report: Corrections officers have rates of PTSD comparable to military combat veterans
    Newsweek
    New York's corrections system has come under scrutiny since the death of inmate Jerome Murdough, who was held in an overheated cell in the Rikers Island jail; a subsequent report by The New York Times detailed the mistreatment of mentally ill inmates. Around the same time, New York's Daily News reported a surge in assaults on the prison's staff by inmates. According to the New York Post, a "blood roster" was found recently in a cell on Rikers Island; it contained the names of 10 corrections officers targeted by the Bloods gang. Rarely mentioned in such reports is what experts see as a growing problem: the mental health of corrections officers, who, according to one study, have rates of post-traumatic stress disorder comparable to military combat veterans.
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    Workplace violence prevention starts with comprehensive employee training
    Business Insurance
    A comprehensive program to prevent workplace gun violence begins with vigilance and teaches employees to know whether to run, hide or fight back. Workplace violence prevention experts recommend that employers train employees to be aware of security breaches, aberrant behavior and other potential threats, and require that they report such incidents to a centralized repository where a cross-functional threat assessment team can review them and recommend risk mitigation measures to implement.
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    10 steps to a millenial-friendly wellness program
    HR.BLR
    A lot has been written about the impact of millennials — those born between 1980 and 1995 — on America's workforce. Companies seeking to engage them often focus on their tech savvy, their teamwork bias, and their desire for work/life balance. An Aon Hewitt study reveals another way to create a millennial-friendly culture — help them manage their health. Dr. Carmella Sebastian, also known as "Dr. Carm" and "The Wellness Whisperer," says smart companies will heed this advice in light of the coming workplace demographic shift.
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    Why stress triggers depression in some people, resilience in others
    Forbes
    Some people naturally get energized by the challenge, even if it's a frightening or intimidating one, and can't wait to overcome it. Others feel dwarfed by the stress and just want to hide from it — this is called depression. Researchers and psychologists have long tried to tease apart why people have such different reactions to stress, and now a new study offers more clues about what's going on in the brain to explain this difference in people's responses.
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    Workspaces and mental health: Everyone's concern
    Officing Today
    There is no shortage of articles and opinion pieces concerning the layout and esthetics of business center and coworking spaces. Recently, however, we came across an article from Business Journals written by Jennifer Stukenberg, a contributing writer, that we have reprinted below. The article addresses workspace and mental health and, while many of its comments and suggestions will not come as a surprise, they are interesting to note, in context with the author's unique point of view. Today, mental health has come out of the closet and very much into the workspace. Clearly, having an environment that facilitates healthy minds and bodies is in all our best interests.
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    APA study: More than two-thirds of Americans say that work is a major source of stress
    Employee Benefit News
    More than two-thirds of Americans say that work is a major source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association. This is evidence enough that both employers and employees need to figure out what's triggering the stress and find a solution. However, new research from Towers Watson indicates that employers and employees couldn't be any farther apart when reporting their top sources of stress.
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