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  • What's next for parity? EAP front and center
  • Economic indicator? EAPA Conference exhibitors and attendees registering earlier this year!
  • Blacks addressing stigma in seeking mental health treatment
  • Report: State of US health 'mediocre'
  • Wellness centers show no boost to mental health quality of life
  • Employers reaching out to stem absenteeism, improve health
  • UK absenteeism at record low
  • More companies adopting unlimited time off
  • Study: Retiring later may stall dementia
  • Are guns safe in homes of seniors, mentally ill?
  • Depression, migraines and brain volume: Is there a link?
  • Study: Mental decline seen earlier when epilepsy present
  • Counselors hold role in helping achieve collaborative conflict solutions
  • Bad boss may be toxic to family
  • Smoking plus heavy drinking may accelerate mental decline

  • What's next for parity? EAP front and center
    Psychology Today
    More than 20 percent of the disability in the United States is tied to mental health conditions. That rises to one-third if you add substance use conditions. Workplace initiatives can have a significant effect on reducing the impact of these mental health conditions. Health promotion programs, which may involve raising awareness as well as screenings for a variety of chronic conditions, have produced lower medical costs, absenteeism and disability management claims. Employee Assistance Programs can enhance well-being and generate improvements in performance on the job.
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    Economic indicator? EAPA Conference exhibitors and attendees registering earlier this year!
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    2013 World EAP Conference in Phoenix is just 2 booths away from being completely sold out more than three months before the conference. Similarly, room reservations in EAPA’s discounted room block at the Arizona Biltmore Resort also are running at a pace well ahead of previous years, as are registrations for the conference itself. According to Joan Treece, EAPA's manager for the Marketplace and Conference Sponsorships, "the improving economy has allowed repeat exhibitors and sponsors, who have experienced first-hand the value of the conference, to make earlier budget decisions." That being said, potential attendees on limited budgets can still take advantage of money saving opportunities.
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    Blacks addressing stigma in seeking mental health treatment
    Daily Herald
    For many blacks, the topic of mental illness has carried particularly negative connotations — to the point where it's easier to talk about drug or alcohol addiction than depression or anxiety. In 2008, whites received mental health treatment or counseling at nearly twice the rate of blacks, and whites received prescription medication for mental health-related issues at more than twice the rate of blacks, according to the 2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report.
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    Report: State of US health 'mediocre'
    Reuters
    The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries. The study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle is the first comprehensive analysis of disease burden in the United States in more than 15 years. It includes estimates for death and disability from 291 diseases, conditions and injuries as well as 67 risk factors.
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    Wellness centers show no boost to mental health quality of life
    Human Resource Executive
    Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found people who use wellness centers the most were most likely to experience an increase in their physical quality-of-life scores (with the percentage among this segment rising from 59.4 percent to 80.4 percent). However, found that mental health was another story. According to the study, mental QOL measures didn't change significantly for high users and declined for those who were low users.
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    Employers reaching out to stem absenteeism, improve health
    Forbes
    In an effort to reduce absenteeism, some companies offer incentives for going to work, such as earned time off or lotteries for workers who do not have any unexcused absences within a certain period. Other firms might try a more proactive approach, putting policies in place to focus on responses to employee health concern.
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    UK absenteeism at record low
    Employee Benefits
    Absence from work in the U.K. has dropped to a new record low, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry. The CBI/Pfizer Absence and workplace health survey, which questioned human resource managers in 153 organizations employing 850,000 people across the UK, found the average absence rate was 5.3 days in 2012, down from 6.5 days in 2010.
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    More companies adopting unlimited time off
    Omaha World-Herald
    A number of companies are adopting flexible time-off policies, a trend nationally led by the likes of IBM, Netflix and HubSpot. Generally, the "honor system" policies allow employees to take off an unlimited amount of vacation time, sick time or both as long as the employee's duties are covered. In Gallup's latest study involving detailed surveys of workers, engaged employees who had a lot of flex time at work had a 44 percent higher level of well-being than disengaged employees with very little to no flextime.
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    Study: Retiring later may stall dementia
    HealthDay News
    As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver lining: a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers analyzing health and insurance records of more than 429,000 self-employed workers found a 3 percent reduction in dementia risk for each extra year at the age of retirement.
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    Are guns safe in homes of seniors, mentally ill?
    Live Science
    Older people are more likely than the average person to suffer self-inflicted gunshot wounds, as accidental or intentional injuries, said Dr. Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law at Florida State University College of Medicine. Conditions such as dementia and depression disproportionately affect older people, and can also increase the risk of firearm injury, but a diagnosis of such conditions does not automatically mean guns should be removed from a home, Kapp said.
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    Depression, migraines and brain volume: Is there a link?
    By Dorothy L. Tengler
    There is no denying that the brain is a complex and fascinating organ. Serving as the command center for the body's nervous system, the brain supplies human beings with an extraordinary amount of physical and cognitive abilities. The volume of a human brain, or cranial capacity, varies depending on several factors, such as age, environment and body size. Brain volume is usually measured in cubic centimeters (cm³ or cc). Today, humans have cranial capacities from 950 cc to 1800 cc, but the average volume of a modern human brain is 1300 cc to 1500 cc. Interestingly, however, the combination of migraine and depression may be linked to lower brain volume in older age.
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    Study: Mental decline seen earlier when epilepsy present,
    HealthDay News
    People with epilepsy appear to show signs of mild memory problems or Alzheimer's disease earlier than those without epilepsy, according to a new study. The researchers evaluated data on 54 patients and found that those with mild memory problems and epilepsy showed signs of mental decline nearly seven years earlier than those with mild memory problems who did not have epilepsy — average age 64 years versus 71 years.
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    Counselors hold role in helping achieve collaborative conflict solutions
    Counseling Today
    Whenever two or more employees are together, the potential for disagreement arises. Professional counselors working with individuals and groups in the corporate organizational setting need to be well versed in the different types of conflict and conflict management techniques required to successfully coach employees toward positive outcomes.
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    Bad boss may be toxic to family
    HealthDay News
    A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, included research on family-supportive workplaces and the influence of supervisors — good or bad — on employee health. A study comparing American and Chinese workplaces found that people in supportive work environments tend, in turn, to be more supportive of their spouses.
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    Smoking plus heavy drinking may accelerate mental decline
    HealthDay News
    According to a new study, combining smoking and drinking alcohol may wreak havoc on a person's mental skills. Researchers from University College London found combined smoking and heavy drinking was associated with 36 percent faster decline in brain function, and the problem accelerates as the amount of alcohol consumed increases.
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