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World Mental Health Day – How to Observe and Participate

On October 10, 1992, World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time. In 1994, a theme for the day was used for the first time. That theme was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.” This year, the World Federation for Mental […]

By |2019-10-08T19:27:02-08:00October 8th, 2019|General|Comments Off on World Mental Health Day – How to Observe and Participate

The Importance Of A Preventative Approach In Workplace Mental Health

Any successful business strategy requires continuous evaluation, refinement, and improvement. Workplace initiatives are no different, and programs that are reactive typically fail to gain traction and lose effectiveness over time. As the tide begins to turn and workplace mental health programs become more commonplace – and […]

By |2019-09-30T18:49:18-08:00September 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on The Importance Of A Preventative Approach In Workplace Mental Health

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 |2019-08-05T11:32:36-08:00August 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 |2019-07-22T11:20:30-08:00July 22nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Washington Foundational Community Support Program

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Using the Case Manager Approach

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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 |2019-06-27T11:47:47-08:00June 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 |2019-06-27T11:45:46-08:00June 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.
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Having a purpose in life may decrease your risk of dying early, […]

By |2019-05-29T17:13:53-08:00May 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 |2019-05-24T15:18:58-08:00May 24th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring