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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

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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

7 Resources to Help Employers Address the Stickiest Workplace Mental Health Issues

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In a previous post, I described the O.A.R.S. framework (Observe, Ask + Actively Listen, Refer + Support).  A simple protocol outlining how to approach […]

By |2019-04-22T20:56:24-07:00April 22nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on 7 Resources to Help Employers Address the Stickiest Workplace Mental Health Issues

Great Minds Conference Educates and Inspires

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On November 7-8, 2018, Great Minds at Work hosted a Work Behavioral Health Supported Employment conference in Tacoma, WA. The event was a collaborative effort between the Health Care Authority- Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, University […]

By |2019-03-15T06:47:50-07:00March 15th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Great Minds Conference Educates and Inspires

Supported Employment Wraps Services around People & Employers and helps #EndtheStigma

Although most people (80%-90%) with serious psychiatric disabilities do not work, between 55%-75% indicate a desire to do so. The recognized vision of Recovery includes work as one important domain in which to develop a sense of purpose. Effective interventions that support recovery by facilitating the employment […]

By |2019-03-13T06:34:17-07:00March 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Supported Employment Wraps Services around People & Employers and helps #EndtheStigma

Supported Employment is a now a Medicaid Health Benefit in Washington State

Great Minds at Work focuses on educating employers and connecting them with resources to be able to successfully work with people who may have treated mental health issues or substance abuse disorders (together, behavioral health challenges). In support of the Becoming Employed Starts Today (BEST) Mental […]

By |2019-03-01T06:52:54-07:00March 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Supported Employment is a now a Medicaid Health Benefit in Washington State

How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

“World Mental Health Day brought light to the fact that mental illness is more common than we think. Over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can cripple productivity, creativity and optimal performance especially when it comes to the workplace. Employers are even seeing […]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:43-07:00November 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started when he was 16 and his family moved to Lima, Ohio. It was the last stop in a string of moves his military family made — from Panama to North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Germany.

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By |2018-11-05T20:27:27-07:00November 5th, 2018|General|Comments Off on A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic