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  • EAPA to release 'EAP Value Proposition' findings
  • Conference hotel sold out; rooms still available at 'overflow' hotel
  • Education on EAPs among tools to help cut mental health stigma
  • Global economic crisis 'linked to suicide rise'
  • Mental health again an issue in gun debate
  • EAPs play role in how firms adapt to younger management, older workers
  • Mental health care needed by 1 in 6 Canadians
  • US businesses hold key to employee health
  • Study: Mental health depends on more than workplace factors
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?
  • Stress, envy and mental health in the workplace
  • Team-based addiction care not as effective as experts hoped

  • EAPA to release 'EAP Value Proposition' findings
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    In 2012, EAPA created a task force to develop a practical statement of the value — in business terms and supported by research evidence — that a well-designed EAP can bring to the workplace. To prepare its report, the task force, composed of leading EAP thought leaders and researchers, conducted focus groups with key stakeholders, reviewed and analyzed the ROI research literature relating to EAPs and mental health/addiction issues, and distilled the information collected into a manageable format. At the 2013 World EAP Conference in Phoenix, the task force will release its findings and facilitate a discussion among attendees about how emerging trends in the EA field affect the perceived value of EAP services and how EA professionals can best frame the value of their services to stakeholders, including business leaders, benefits consultants and brokers, media and government.
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    Conference hotel sold out; rooms still available at 'overflow' hotel
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    An unprecedented number of rooms booked by attendees at the upcoming World EAP Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix has resulted in the EAPA room block being sold out a month before the conference. To accommodate those who are still registering for the conference, EAPA has arranged with the nearby Hampton Inn Phoenix Biltmore to provide additional rooms. The Hampton Inn will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Arizona Biltmore from between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day of the conference. Please call the Hampton Inn directly at 602-956-5221 to make your reservations. Be sure to mention group code EAPA to receive the discounted rate of $149 USD per night (plus applicable taxes). Questions? Contact Debbie Mori, manager, Association Services at conference@eapassn.org or 703-387-1000 Ext. 310.
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    Education on EAPs among tools to help cut mental health stigma
    Employee Benefit News
    The Disability Management Employer Coalition says companies can do more to help workers get help with depression and other behavioral health issues that can sometimes eventually lead to suicide. Among three tips for removing stigma is educating employees on EAPs.
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    Global economic crisis 'linked to suicide rise'
    BBC News
    The recent economic crisis could be to blame for an increase in suicide rates in Europe and America, say experts. Their analysis in the British Medical Journal looked at data from 54 countries to assess the global impact of the financial problems triggered by the collapse of U.S. credit and housing markets in 2008. In the year after the crisis began, the male suicide rate rose by 3.3 percent overall. This was largely in the countries where there were more reported job losses.
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    Mental health again an issue in gun debate
    The New York Times
    Despite deep divisions that have kept Congress from passing new gun safety laws for almost two decades, there is one aspect of gun control on which many Democrats, Republicans and even the National Rifle Association agree: the need to give mental health providers better resources to treat dangerous people and prevent them from buying weapons. Yet efforts to improve the country's fraying mental health system to help prevent mass shootings have stalled on Capitol Hill, tied up in the broader fight over expanded background checks and limits on weapons sales.
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    EAPs play role in how firms adapt to younger management, older workers
    CGMA Magazine
    According to a recent survey, the leading challenges for managing across generations were different work expectations (77 percent) and a lack of comfort with younger employees managing older ones (72 percent). Among the tips offered by Towers Watson, a global professional services company, is support that goes beyond workplace management, such as employee assistance programs, and takes differing needs of different age groups into account, including the needs of those 65 and older.
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    Mental health care needed by 1 in 6 Canadians
    CBC News
    About 1 in 6 Canadians said they needed mental health care last year, Statistics Canada reports. The need for mental health care was mainly for counseling, the survey suggests. Other mental health care needs were for medication and information. About 17 percent of the population 15 or older reported having had a mental health care need in the past 12 months, the agency found.
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    US businesses hold key to employee health
    Gallup Business Journal
    American business leaders who are angry, worried and frustrated by rising health care costs should know this: When a company increases employee engagement and well-being, it lowers medical costs and improves worker performance, according to Gallup. Yet despite these clear benefits, less than a quarter (22 percent) of American employees are engaged in their jobs and thriving in their overall lives.
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    Study: Mental health depends on more than workplace factors
    Canadian HR Reporter
    To limit mental health problems in the workplace, employers need to understand the distinctions between workplace-related and individual factors. That was one conclusion of a comprehensive study that took an in-depth examination of the factors behind mental health problems in the workplace.
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    Do workplace wellness programs work?
    Los Angeles Times
    Do programs that prompt workers to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of health insurance have the intended effect of healthier employees and lower health care costs? As more businesses embrace health incentives, these questions are becoming more urgent.
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    Stress, envy and mental health in the workplace
    Human Resource Executive Online
    Some workplace environments have become so entrenched in favoring hard-driving employees — who are often immersed in projects to the point of sleeping overnight at work and receiving new clothing from their employers the next day — their co-workers become envious of the attention. In short order, they seek to imitate the same behaviors and hope for similar recognition.
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    Team-based addiction care not as effective as experts hoped
    Time
    To treat chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension, the gold standard now involves a coordinated, team-based approach. So researchers hoped the same benefits would be help addiction patients. But in the latest study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists found that the team approach — in which nurses and other professionals check up on patients, give them access to 24/7 hotlines, ensure that they receive follow up care and coordinate needs like medications and talk therapy — was no more effective than simply having general practitioners hand out a list of treatment options.
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