PublisherWorld at Work
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AbstractMost people know someone, either directly or indirectly, who has committed suicide. Yet, it’s a topic very few people are comfortable discussing. But, as data suggests, it’s a problem that isn’t going away. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, as 44,965 Americans die by suicide each year. And it costs $69 billion annually. So, what can employers do to address the issue? Having a strong employee assistance program (EAP) is an important variable to have in place. WorldatWork’s 2017 Inventory of Total Rewards Programs & Practices survey found that 96% of organizations have an EAP in place, which was up from 80% in 2016. In addition, behavioral health programs increased 13% in one year (from 78% to 91%) and stress reduction programs were up from 56% to 65%. But the buck shouldn’t stop there.
DescriptionBrett Christie is a staff writer at WorldatWork.
Blog on W@W Website.
CitationChristie, B. (2018, June 15). No longer alone: ending the stigma of mental health issues. Workspan Daily, [3 pp.]
Employee assistance programs
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