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A starting point on the road to recovery

The WA Recovery Help Line, a service of Crisis Clinic, is a 24-hour crisis intervention and referral line for those struggling with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and problems gambling. Professionally trained volunteers and staff provide confidential support and referrals to detox, treatment, and […]

By | 2018-05-16T06:05:35+00:00 May 16th, 2018|General|Comments Off on A starting point on the road to recovery

Are Celebrities Changing How We Talk About Mental Illness?

According to Psychology Today: “High profile people who disclose their experiences with mental illness bring a positive light to health and wellness. Research supports this, with data showing how positive stories result in more people seeking help as a result of a celebrity’s […]

By | 2018-05-07T13:59:59+00:00 May 7th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Are Celebrities Changing How We Talk About Mental Illness?

Great Minds at Work- Mental and Behavioral Health in The Workplace

Melodie Pazolt, Recovery Support Services Supervisor for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery at DSHS, recently teamed up with a podcast out of Olympia called Talent Magnet to discuss Great Minds at Work and how the program helps people with mental health and behavioral health find and maintain employment.

By | 2018-05-04T10:02:40+00:00 May 4th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Great Minds at Work- Mental and Behavioral Health in The Workplace

3 Ways Every HR Manager Can Reduce Workplace Mental Health Issues

by Victoria Maxwell, republished with permission www.victoriamaxwell.com

As an HR manager, you already know mental health issues are taking a toll in your workplace. But you may be at odds as to how to effectively and comfortably address them. How do you get comfortable talking about mental […]

By | 2018-04-16T11:57:20+00:00 April 16th, 2018|General|Comments Off on 3 Ways Every HR Manager Can Reduce Workplace Mental Health Issues

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace

An estimated 8 percent of Americans—roughly 24.4 million — suffer from PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is equal to the entire population of the state of Texas. An estimated one in nine women will develop PTSD in their lifetime, making them twice as likely as men […]

By | 2018-04-20T13:11:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace

We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Work

While 28 percent of all women in our survey said their mental health had affected their job, a whopping 41 percent of those 18 to 29 felt that way. But experts don’t think that means women in this age bracket are doing worse. “Young women are more willing to acknowledge these issues, and […]

By | 2018-03-28T13:17:09+00:00 March 28th, 2018|General|Comments Off on We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Depression: A Costly Condition for Businesses

Why are more employers focusing on workplace mental health? Because they recognize it is costly to ignore. Depression costs employers an estimated $44 billion each year in lost productivity. About half of employees with depression are untreated. Yet with proper treatment, people with depression can get better. The key is to help employees access effective […]

By | 2018-03-19T12:12:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Depression: A Costly Condition for Businesses

Do Wellness Programs Make Employees More Productive?

“A survey by the Employee Benefit News magazine said that 31 percent of respondents rated mental illness as the number one reason for loss of productivity.

This is important, because with one in four adults experiencing some type of mental illness, wellness programs have become about more than just […]

By | 2018-03-06T05:47:00+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Do Wellness Programs Make Employees More Productive?