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Table of Contents
  • 1-in-10 workers has taken time off for depression
  • APA urges psychotherapy as depression treatment before pills
  • EAPA endorses legislative effort to amend FMLA to cover death of a child
  • How employers can address employees who abuse alcohol
  • Was employee's psychological exam an unreasonable requirement?
  • EAPA's annual business meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 19, in Baltimore
  • Smartphone apps become 'surrogate therapists'
  • Chronic stress: The hidden health risks
  • Army seeks to curb rising tide of suicides
  • Stressful at the top? Not really, study finds
  • Mental care is covered
  • How millennials work differently from everyone else



  • 1-in-10 workers has taken time off for depression
    BBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One in 10 workers has taken time off because of depression, a poll of 7,000 people in seven European countries has found. The Mori survey was carried out for the European Depression Association in Britain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and France. More

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    APA urges psychotherapy as depression treatment before pills
    CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefAbout one out of 10 Americans report having depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While prescription medication is one way to treat the symptoms, the American Psychological Association is urging people in new videos to consider an alternative form of treatment first, psychotherapy. More

    EAPA endorses legislative effort to amend FMLA to cover death of a child
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA has endorsed the Farley-Kluger Initiative that supports extension of coverage and existing benefits allowed by the Family Medical Leave Act to employees who have experienced the death of a child. Under current law, eligible employees may take FMLA leave to care for their seriously ill child, but if the child dies, their FMLA eligibility ends despite the exceptionally traumatic nature of this event. In its endorsement, EAPA joins other prominent associations, including the American Counseling Association, American Academy of Grief Counseling, National Association of Social Workers and The American Institute for Health Care Professionals, among others. More



    How employers can address employees who abuse alcohol
    Smart Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that untreated cases of alcohol abuse costs businesses $185 billion a year. For an individual company, it is estimated that alcohol abuse costs a company about $7,000 a year per employee, and that affects in some way 15 percent of the work force. That means that a company with 500 employees is probably spending more than $500,000 a year on the effects of alcohol abuse. More

    Was employee's psychological exam an unreasonable requirement?
    Human Resources Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Michigan appeals court ruled hat an employer violated the American with Disabilities Act by directing an erratic employee to undergo a psychological evaluation. To keep the company on safe legal ground, experts suggest that human resources focus on showing how such conduct affects an employee's performance rather than trying to determine the behavior's root cause. More

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    EAPA's annual business meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 19, in Baltimore
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA's annual business meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 5:15-6:30 p.m. during the 2012 World EAP Conference. The meeting, open to all interested members and others, will feature a review of EAPA's financial performance for the most recent fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, a progress report on EAPA's strategic plan, and a question-and-answer period with opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the EAPA Board or staff. More


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    Smartphone apps become 'surrogate therapists'
    CNN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While about a quarter of adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental illness, most of them are not getting adequate treatment, if any. In the age when there's an app for everything, it's no surprise that there are a lot of smartphone tools out there claiming to help people cope. From informational resources to interactive mental wellness programs, there's plenty out there to choose from. More

    Chronic stress: The hidden health risks
    The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    According to a recent American Psychological Association poll, nearly a quarter of Americans confessed to currently feeling under "extreme stress." Respondents especially blamed money, work, and the economy. Short periods of tension can actually be beneficial to people, sharpening thinking and heightening physical response in situations where performance counts, such as business meetings or athletic competitions. But experts are clear that when individuals are routinely under assault — over money, health woes, a daily freeway commute, whatever - a biological system that was designed to occasionally fight or flee a predator gets markedly out of balance. More



    Army seeks to curb rising tide of suicides
    NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    AudioBriefAt Fort Myer, Va., a small Army base across the river from Washington, D.C., Chaplain Mark Worrell is talking to about 100 soldiers, reciting the grim numbers. Worrell paces in front of the stage in a small auditorium and talks with the soldiers for more than an hour about the warning signs of suicide. He asks them what they would do if a friend starting selling his tools and lost interest in his favorite hobbies. More

    Stressful at the top? Not really, study finds
    Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Management consultants say 60 percent of senior executives experience high stress and anxiety on a regular basis, and a thriving industry of motivational speakers teaches business leaders how to manage their corrosive burden of stress. But just how uneasy lies the head that wears the crown? Not so uneasy, it turns out. More



    Mental care is covered
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Coping with a mental-health condition can be daunting and costly, but a recent law is aiming to ease the burden. As of last year, some health plans that offer mental-health and addiction coverage are required to offer it at an equal level to the medical coverage they provide. That means no limits on the number of visits per year to a psychiatrist, for instance, if there aren't such limits on visits to, say, an oncologist. More

    How millennials work differently from everyone else
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As more and more millennial workers assume management positions, you may notice changes in the nature of the workplace. Why? Because there are distinct differences between the work styles, expectations, and career perspectives of younger and older workers. More
     



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