Natasha Ashenhurst

/Natasha Ashenhurst

About Natasha Ashenhurst

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Natasha Ashenhurst has created 55 blog entries.

Five Reasons Hiring Employees with Treated Mental Health is a Good Business Decision

The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) conservatively estimates that it costs $4,020 to replace an employee who makes $9.19*per hour. That just covers advertising, screening, and interviewing. Training and lost productivity during transition runs the cost even higher.

If you are a small business owner/operator […]

By |2019-08-05T11:32:36-07:00August 5th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Five Reasons Hiring Employees with Treated Mental Health is a Good Business Decision

Washington Foundational Community Support Program

The Foundational Community Support program (FCS) is for Medicaid recipients who have certain behavioral or physical health conditions. Eligible individuals may be referred to the program by their doctor, health plan or another provider. Individuals can work with their healthcare providers to see if they qualify […]

By |2019-07-22T11:20:30-07:00July 22nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Washington Foundational Community Support Program

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Using the Case Manager Approach

© Craig Chanowski – Dreamstime.com

Mental health has traditionally been considered a pariah in workers’ compensation claims management. The old way of thinking is that when psychological issues enter the picture, claim costs spin out of control and return-to-work delays soar.

That perception has gradually diminished over […]

By |2019-06-27T11:47:47-07:00June 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Using the Case Manager Approach

Why Workplace Mental Health Policies Must Take LGBTQ+ Experiences Into Account

On the heels of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, June commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a reminder that workplace mental health policies must be cognizant of how different groups are affected by mental health issues. The workplace can be challenging for anyone struggling with their mental health, but research shows it can be an […]

By |2019-06-27T11:45:46-07:00June 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Why Workplace Mental Health Policies Must Take LGBTQ+ Experiences Into Account

What’s Your Purpose? Finding a Sense of Meaning in Life is Linked to Health

Having a purpose in life, whether building guitars or swimming or volunteer work, affects your health, researchers found. It even appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than exercising regularly.
Dean Mitchell/Getty Image

Having a purpose in life may decrease your risk of dying early, […]

By |2019-05-29T17:13:53-07:00May 29th, 2019|General|Comments Off on What’s Your Purpose? Finding a Sense of Meaning in Life is Linked to Health

Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring

Wilson Yu — one of scores of people who have found work with Amazon through an arrangement with a disability service provider — fills an Amazon Prime order at a warehouse in Seattle. This week, several big investors joined together to encourage companies to increase employment […]

By |2019-05-24T15:18:58-07:00May 24th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring

How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health

 

You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health – and often, just talking about it can be the first important step in understanding where someone is with their mental health, and helping them get support or treatment if needed.

Here are […]

By |2019-05-14T12:42:06-07:00May 14th, 2019|General|Comments Off on How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health

Workplace Resources for Mental Health

 

 

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 8 of 10 workers with a mental illness condition report shame and stigma which prevents them from getting treatment. In 2017, 20.8% of SSDI beneficiaries had a […]

By |2019-05-13T14:47:42-07:00May 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Workplace Resources for Mental Health

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity for New Center for Employer-Focused Disability Policy and Technical Assistance

A magnificent sunset at Golden Gardens Park, Seattle, Washington

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW CENTER FOR EMPLOYER-FOCUSED DISABILITY POLICY AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $2 million in funds for the first […]

By |2019-05-02T09:26:27-07:00May 2nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity for New Center for Employer-Focused Disability Policy and Technical Assistance