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Table of Contents
  • EAPA announces 2012 award recipients
  • More Canadian federal employees seeking EAP help
  • The science of resilience
  • Bullies (still) in the workplace
  • Social stigma punishes all areas of Alzheimer's care
  • Study finds why antidepressants work better for some
  • Prejudice can cause depression at the societal, interpersonal, intrapersonal levels
  • Workers flounder with health care decision
  • Suicidal behavior predictors identified in first-episode psychosis
  • Numbers don't bode well for blue-collar health
  • State mental health cuts hit low-income patients hard
  • Study links job insecurity with signs of poor health



  • EAPA announces 2012 award recipients
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA's Annual Awards Luncheon and President's Address, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 20, during the World EAP Conference, will be the site for presentation of the 2012 EAPA awards. A special highlight of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Ross Von Wiegand Award by Von Wiegand's daughter, Pam. This award, named after one of the founders – and the first vice president – of ALMACA (the predecessor of today's EAPA), was established in 1979 to recognize labor/management EAPs that demonstrate excellent cooperation between management and unions. Pam Von Wiegand, who learned of the existence of the award only last month, will present this year's award to the Federal Aviation Administration, in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. More

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    More Canadian federal employees seeking EAP help
    CBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The head of the Canadian federal Employee Assistance Program said there has been a significant increase in calls from public servants contemplating suicide, and said his group is doing its best to help or direct those in need to help. Employee Assistance Services national director Francois Legault was responding to a Radio-Canada and CBC story about a public servant who his wife said took his own life in July. More

    The science of resilience
    Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The American Psychological Association defines resilience as "the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of threat." Researchers turned to three groups of highly resilient individuals: former Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors, and civilian men and women who had endured and even thrived after surviving harrowing traumas. More



    Bullies (still) in the workplace
    Human Resources Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New research finds bullies are still lurking in many American organizations, and experts warn that the companies that are ineffective at addressing bullying may be subject to decreased worker productivity and the loss of valued employees who decide to leave because they do not feel safe. More

    Social stigma punishes all areas of Alzheimer's care
    Clinical Psychiatry News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Social stigma associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease places burdens on patients and their families that may interfere with early diagnosis and treatment, negatively affect social support and care at home or in a facility, and even undermine research efforts. The World Alzheimer's Report here found that 75 percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe that negative associations exist, and many have experienced at least one. More

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    Study finds why antidepressants work better for some
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    British scientists have identified biological markers in the blood which should help doctors match patients to the best type of treatment for depression. The aim is to end the "trial and error" prescription of antidepressants, which is often the only way depressed patients can find the most effective treatment, said researchers regarding what they described as a small but promising study. More

    Prejudice can cause depression at the societal, interpersonal, intrapersonal levels
    Association for Psychological Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Although depression and prejudice traditionally fall into different areas of study and treatment, a new article suggests that many cases of depression may be caused by prejudice from the self or from another person. In an article published in the September issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, William Cox of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues argue that prejudice and depression are fundamentally connected. More


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    Workers flounder with health care decision
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Open enrollment deadlines are just around the corner, and a new survey suggests the choices aren't getting any easier for many workers. According to a report from Aetna, Americans rank choosing health care benefits as the second most difficult life decision, behind only saving for retirement. More



    Suicidal behavior predictors identified in first-episode psychosis
    Clinical Psychiatry News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Recent negative events and recent nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior are the strongest predictors of suicide-related behaviors among patients undergoing treatment for first-episode psychosis, an Australian study of 72 patients and 108 matched controls has shown. The findings have important implications for the management of first-episode psychosis patients, and suggest a need for psychosocial interventions that could help reduce the high rates of suicide attempts and suicides in this population, Izabela E. Fedyszyn, a doctoral candidate at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, and her colleagues reported in the September issue of Schizophrenia Research. More

    Numbers don't bode well for blue-collar health
    Human Resources Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With a new report showing blue-collar workers are more prone to illness than other groups, experts say human resources' challenge is to understand the unique aspects of their own workforces' well-being as well as the unique things they're going to have to do as an employer to address its workers' needs. More



    State mental health cuts hit low-income patients hard
    Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefAs states have struggled to balance their budgets, they've often eyed public mental health programs for cuts. But those cuts have hit a particularly vulnerable population: low-income people with often severe mental health disorders or addiction issues. More

    Study links job insecurity with signs of poor health
    Business & Legal Resources    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Workers who perceive that their jobs are not secure are more likely to rate themselves in poor health and have increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. Sarah A. Burgard and colleagues at the University of Michigan analyzed data from 440 work-age adults in southeast Michigan. The findings were reported in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. More
     



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