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October 18, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Strategies for improving mental health at the workplace

The first step toward improving mental health issues in the workplace is to raise awareness of these conditions and identify ways to assist those needing treatment. Sometimes, employers are surprised to learn the scale and scope of mental illnes…

October 18, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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October 05, 2019
Rebecca Sherman, LMSW, ACSW - Behavioral Health Specialist
What is resiliency and why does it matter?

The concept of resiliency has captured the attention of mental health professionals around the globe. And for good reason. Resiliency is our emotional fitness, or ability to bounce back from, cope with and adapt to adversity. Think of that old saying…

October 05, 2019 by Rebecca Sherman, LMSW, ACSW - Behavioral Health Specialist
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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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May 02, 2018
Mark Debus
clinical behavioral health specialist
The value of work: A case study

In a recent case, I helped an injured employee overcome anxiety and return to work.  It turned out that going back to work was its own kind of cure.  Ryan was off work due to a lower back injury.  His claims examiner contacted me becau…

May 02, 2018 by Mark Debus, clinical behavioral health specialist
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July 25, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Get up and Pokémon Go?

Is Pokémon Go a new technique to promote exercise in the fight against anxiety and depression? It is common knowledge that exercise is a great way to improve not only physical health, but mental health as well. Depression and anxiety often improve w…

July 25, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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July 08, 2014
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
PTSD – not just a combat-related concern

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has gotten a lot of national attention lately due to several disturbing events on military bases. However, PTSD is not limited to veterans and those who have been exposed to war. It is a complex disorder that can…

July 08, 2014 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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June 19, 2014
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Mental health prescriptions pose workplace worries

Imagine a young father of two (Jim) who goes to work one day and sustains a minor back injury. He sees a doctor and is told he can work, but could not lift over 25 pounds. Jim’s employer would not take him back unless he could perform all essential…

June 19, 2014 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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May 29, 2014
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are they costing your business?

$317.5 billion – it’s a figure that gets employers to sit up and take notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the total for direct and indirect costs of treating mental health disorders annually. Numbers l…

May 29, 2014
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April 28, 2014
Why employers need to pay more attention to stressed-out employees

Over the past few years, awareness has grown significantly about stress in the workplace. Ask any employee – at any company – and at any position if they have ever felt stressed on the job and they will tell you unequivocally, "yes." In fact, it's s…

April 28, 2014
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