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Table of Contents
  • Deadline for 2015 annual awards nominations is July 1
  • Charleston shooting: Racism is not a mental illness
  • Poll: Most Americans back ban on powdered alcohol
  • Millennials' depression is affecting everyone at work
  • 11 reasons employees don't use wellness programs
  • How supercharged blue heroin ravaged this small town in Ohio
  • Anxiety emerges as key mental health issue on campus, in workplace
  • Career coach: How to provide support when a colleague suffers a loss
  • How community support helps heal psychological damage from mass shootings
  • Absences rise as employers fail to deal with mental health

  • Deadline for 2015 annual awards nominations is July 1
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Now is your opportunity to help EAPA recognize and celebrate the achievement of members, individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work and leadership in EAPA and the EA profession! EAPA awards salute outstanding achievements in a number of different categories, including EAPA Member of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, EAP Quality Award, Outstanding Chapter and Branch Awards, Ross Von Wiegand Award, John J. Hennessy Award, and EAPA Emeritus Member Status. Awards will be presented at the 2015 World EAP Conference. The nomination process takes just a few minutes and involves completing an online form, demonstrating that qualifying criteria are met and highlighting specific achievements that support the nomination. Each nominee must receive at least two separate nominations in order to be considered by the Awards Committee. Deadline for all nominations is Wednesday, July 1.
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    Charleston shooting: Racism is not a mental illness
    The Huffington Post
    An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil recently when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. In a historical psychoanalysis of 235 mass murders in the U.S., forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Stone noted the media narrative tends to go something like this: Someone committed mass murder, therefore he is mentally ill, which caused him to commit mass murder. However, Stone wrote in the May issue of the journal, Violence and Gender, only around 22 percent of mass murderers suffer from clinical mental illnesses. At the time of the killings, they're usually feeling a combination of murderous rage, utter hopelessness and suicidal despair — but these things are not mental illness.
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    Poll: Most Americans back ban on powdered alcohol
    U.S. News & World Report
    Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds. Powdered alcohol was approved in March by United States regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll's authors said. The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors such as vodka, rum and mixed drinks.
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    Millennials' depression is affecting everyone at work
    The Cheat Sheet
    As we explore more about mental health and the impact it has on our lives, it's becoming clear that depression affects more than just the person who suffers from it. There's a ton of factors that can be a trigger for depression, including the downturn of the economy, someone's personal debt load or even logging on to Facebook too often. Whatever the cause, depression has a very real effect in the workplace, and the number of employees showing up to work feeling inadequate, uninspired or just down in the dumps is growing.
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    11 reasons employees don't use wellness programs
    BenefitsPro
    Wellness programs have come a long way since the old days of the employee assistance program, but engagement continues to be a problem. HealthMine, provider of a personalized health portal for employers and insurers, decided to ask employees what was holding them back. It asked 1,200 consumers with access to a wellness program to identify the barriers to their participation.
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    How supercharged blue heroin ravaged this small town in Ohio
    The Associated Press via Huffington Post
    The usual handwringing over the heroin problem turned into panic in this small city in May when a supercharged blue-tinted batch from Chicago sent more than 30 overdose victims to the hospital and two to the morgue in a 12-day stretch. Like many places in America, Marion — an hour's drive north of the capital, Columbus — has gotten used to heroin.
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    Anxiety emerges as key mental health issue on campus, in workplace
    Beaver County Times
    Americans appear to be more anxious than ever, according to two new studies on the prevalence of anxiety disorders on colleges campuses and in the workforce. Researchers from the Center for Collegiate Health at Penn State University found that more than half of students visiting campus clinics say anxiety is disrupting their studies. "Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students," The New York Times reported in its coverage of the research. In the working world, the disorder's scope is just as overwhelming.
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    Career coach: How to provide support when a colleague suffers a loss
    The Washington Post
    When Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg unexpectedly lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, many of us read the beautiful tributes she wrote about him, their children, and their lives together. Many of her colleagues and others were touched by these tributes and tried to figure out what to do and say to provide comfort. When a colleague loses a family member we may feel at a loss as to how to respond. Sometimes, we awkwardly avoid the person, yet we want to say the right thing because we care. Here's some suggestions for how to help your colleagues during a difficult time of loss.
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    How community support helps heal psychological damage from mass shootings
    Yahoo News
    Mass shootings are traditionally quantified through the number of victims. Considering that metric, the recent murder of nine people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the worst mass shootings in recent American history. The manhunt for the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, lasted less than 24 hours. The community response was even faster, with vigils being held across the state barely 15 hours after the shooting occurred. But for many Charleston residents — especially those related to the victims — the psychological impacts of the event could persist long after Roof's trial is concluded and the media withdraw from the city.
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    Absences rise as employers fail to deal with mental health
    Workplace Savings & Benefits
    Manufacturers are failing to track the impact of health and well-being programs with just 3 percent measuring the return on investment of these schemes while the large majority (70 percent) do not. The findings were important given the sector saw several measures of absence increase for the first time in five years with mental illness becoming increasingly difficult to deal with.
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