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Table of Contents
  • Football legend Herschel Walker to offer insights into mental illness
  • Few doctors know how to treat addiction: A new program aims to change that
  • New EAPA board of directors to take office in October
  • Stricken California officer's shooting triggers massive law enforcement support network
  • Nation's suicide prevention efforts updated
  • NBC tackles grief and loss – in a comedy
  • Focus group to explore EAP 'value proposition'
  • Exercise may help reduce future emotional anxiety, stress
  • Stressed at work? Look out for your heart
  • Research: Link between healthy outlook, healthy lifestyle
  • Rise in health-care premiums outpacing inflation, wages



  • Football legend Herschel Walker to offer insights into mental illness
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Despite the acclaim he won as a football legend, Olympic competitor, track star and later a successful businessman, Herschel Walker realized that his life, at times, was out of control. His compelling story of recovery is the centerpiece of the opening keynote address at EAPA's 2012 World EAP Conference in Baltimore, Oct. 17-20. Other conference keynotes include a look at "Evidence based practices and EAPs" and the "Neurobiology of therapeutic change." The conference also offers six pre-conference day-long training courses, 46 educational breakout sessions, numerous networking and best practice sharing opportunities, and a special EAPA-only Sunset Cruise offering breathtaking views of the Baltimore waterfront and Inner Harbor. The Hilton Baltimore hotel is offering discounted room rates to all EAPA attendees; book early. More

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    Few doctors know how to treat addiction: A new program aims to change that
    The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A recent comprehensive report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that most doctors fail to identify or diagnose substance abuse "or know what to do with patients who present with treatable symptoms." Only about 10 percent of the 22 million Americans with a drug or alcohol problem receive treatment, the report found. More

    New EAPA board of directors to take office in October
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA has released the election results for its newly restructured board of directors. The new structure is intended to improve EAPA's ability to support the growth and development of the EA profession worldwide. The new board will be installed during the Saturday, Oct. 20 Awards Luncheon & President's Address at the 2012 World EAP Conference in Baltimore. Led by incoming President Steve Haught, the board will serve a two-year term from October 2012, through October 2014. More



    Stricken California officer's shooting triggers massive law enforcement support network
    Contra Costa Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Minutes after "officer down" blared from police radios following the tragic shooting of California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, a massive behind-the-scenes support system kicked into gear. And it happens whenever one of their own has fallen. The Highway Patrol triggered its specially trained 135-member employee assistance team, which immediately swept into full-time care of the stricken Officer Youngstrom's wife, mother, four children and extended family. More

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    Nation's suicide prevention efforts updated
    Clinical Psychiatry News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefAfter more than a decade, the nation's suicide prevention strategy has been updated to reflect major advancements in research, practice and prevention efforts, and for the first time it enlists the social networking site Facebook as part of the nationwide efforts. Despite the advancements, nearly 356,000 Americans have died by their own hands in the last decade, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the nation and the third leading cause of death among young people. More

    NBC tackles grief, loss — in a comedy
    Counseling Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    This fall, NBC is hoping to prove to viewers that a grief and loss comedy is no oxymoron. But the pilot episode of "Go On," a half-hour comedy-drama series featuring funnyman Matthew Perry, has already caused more than a few jaws to drop within the counseling profession. More


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    Focus group to explore EAP 'value proposition'
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA is looking for volunteers to participate in a special focus group to be held at the 2012 World EAP Conference in Baltimore. The focus group, facilitated by professor Beverly Younger of the University of Southern California, will explore participants' experience and needs in communicating the value proposition of their EAP to key stakeholders, including those responsible for selecting, continuing, or funding EA services. Focus group input will be summarized and utilized by a Value Proposition Task Force to guide the development of a research-supported multi-faceted EAP value proposition statement. More



    Exercise may help reduce future emotional anxiety, stress
    Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is well-known that exercise benefits mood. But researchers remained unsure about whether those benefits extended once people left the gym. J. Carson Smith, a researcher from the University of Maryland, whose studies focus on how exercise impacts aging, brain function and mental health, plans to study next whether exercise can have a similar effect in patients who suffer from clinical depression. More

    Stressed at work? Look out for your heart
    Reuters via Fox News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared with their less stressed out colleagues, according to research recently published. But lighting up a cigarette or remaining chained to a desk rather than getting out to do some exercise is far more damaging for heart health, researchers said. More



    Research: Link between healthy outlook, healthy lifestyle
    Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A "can do" attitude is the key to a healthy lifestyle, University of Melbourne economists have determined. Researchers from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research analyzed data on the diet, exercise and personality type of more than 7,000 people. The study found those who believe their life can be changed by their own actions ate healthier food, exercised more, smoked less and avoided binge drinking. More

    Rise in health-care premiums outpacing inflation, wages
    Reuters via Fox News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    U.S. health insurance premiums have climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013, adding to voter concerns about soaring health care costs ahead of November elections for the White House and Congress. A study showed that premiums for employer-sponsored health plans, which cover about 149 million Americans, grew a modest 4 percent to $15,745 in 2012. More
     



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