Webinar Recording: Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

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Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. Mental health is a subject talked about more openly than in the past, but stigma and silence often persists in the workplace, contributing to the fact that only one in three people with an illness ever seek help. As an employer, you’re in a powerful position to make a difference.

During this webinar, hear about tools available from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health and learn more about the value of employee assistance programs (EAPs). EAPs are available to millions of employees in the U.S., yet awareness and utilization of these programs remains low (less than 5% usage). EAPs are often misunderstood and many services are available within these programs that could help to address mental health at the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the business case for addressing mental health in the workplace.
  • Get a refresher on the basics of employer obligations under the ADA and learn how to identify and assess potential accommodations for mental health disabilities.
  • Learn the steps to implement an employee education campaign to increase awareness and encourage employees to access services provided by employee assistance programs.

Presenters

  • Nancy Spangler, PhD, OTR/L, President, Spangler Associates, Inc.
  • Judy Buczek, Senior Product Manager, Guardian Life

CEUs

This webinar qualifies for 1 Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) CEU. If you are interested in receiving CPDM credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to listen to the full webinar, and then contact DMEC at 800.789.3632 or info@dmec.org to receive a certificate of attendance.

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