mental health

Success story: When multiple health conditions delay recovery

Did you know that depression is two to three times more prevalent in individuals with physical disorders?1 If an employee has a serious physical illness or injury, he or she may be at risk for comorbidity, the presence of dual health conditions. As we’ve previously noted, the stress of a personal trauma or health condition […]

Workplaces need to go further to address employee mental health

As you may have heard, a CEO’s supportive response to his employee’s need to take a mental health day recently went viral. Public reaction to this story was widespread and positive, with many calling the CEO a trailblazer in how mental health issues are seen in the workplace. While this instance is a positive step […]

Success story: moving from feeling powerless to empowerment

Health complications can greatly impact an employee’s ability to work. Some health issues are physical in nature, and therefore, more visible. However, some health issues aren’t as apparent and can still limit a person’s ability to focus at work. Mental health conditions often affect thinking, mood, behavior and how an individual socially interacts with others. […]

How to prepare your workplace for a traumatic event

The daily news is often full of unthinkable events that impact society on a massive scale. Everyone responds in their own way, but many people do their best to acknowledge the situation and move on, taking some slight comfort in knowing that the latest crisis is across the country, or on the other side of […]

How one employer helped reduce mental-health-related disability leaves

A recent study by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showed that the economic burden of depression has increased to over $210 billion per year.1 Not only is depression in the workplace a huge financial cost, it also takes a toll on both the affected employee and his or her coworkers. In his latest blog post, […]

Take a team approach to mental health return-to-work plans

In any year, approximately 7 percent of the American workforce experiences a major depressive disorder.1 Even in the simplest of cases, returning to work after a mental health absence can be challenging due to an infinite number of variables that can interrupt the recovery process, including complex work interactions. As I’ve mentioned previously, helping an […]

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