With mental illness and substance abuse costing American business an estimated $300 billion a year, why isn’t the topic of mental health ingrained in our business schools alongside finance, GAAP rules or market segmentation? When leaders at the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus asked this question, they received answers that resulted in greater partnerships, remarkable opportunities for students and meaningful ways to strengthen the American workforce.
Millions of working Americans serve as caregivers and care managers for a loved one living with a mental health condition, placing tremendous stress and added responsibility to their everyday lives. Stigma often prevents people from discussing the day-to-day role they play as a caregiver, leaving them feeling isolated, increasing stress and impacting their lives at work.
An estimated 6-7% of full-time workers in the U.S. experience major depression. Do you know what depression costs your organization? Find out with our new Depression Calculator.
Loneliness is a factor for all working adults and the modern work place is inadvertently contributing to the challenge.
Parity is a topic that employers should carefully review and discuss with their insurance carriers or Third Party Administrators (TPA). A new report by Milliman identifies key areas of potential concern for employers related to compliance with federal mental health parity laws and regulations.
The Center for Workplace Mental Health and the APA Foundation is proud to announce the selection of its’ new Director, Darcy Gruttadaro.
This past April marked a meaningful gathering of minds about workplace mental health. The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (the National Alliance), formerly named the National Business Coalition on Health, brought together experts, researchers, and panels of employers to share high-level thinking about current issues related to mental health and wellbeing with other employers and employer coalition representatives.
New name, same mission, better workplace mental health resources
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health first started getting questions from employers in 2009 and 2010 about new technologies that promised the safe and effective provision of mental health treatment online through apps and interactive web portals.
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