May is Mental Health Month, making it a very opportune time for employers to determine if they are doing all they can to address mental health within their organization.

According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, approximately 80% of people with depression have reported some level of functional impairment due to depression, and 27% have reported serious difficulties in their work and home life. Stress is on the rise and mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in the workplace. It’s easy to believe considering everything people deal with on a daily basis – personal health, family issues, work demands, world events, etc. It is more important than ever for employers to help their employees cope.

Our Premier Bundle plan was developed to be an easy add-on to an organization’s existing health plan, giving employees the Total Telehealth Solution they need to stay as healthy as possible – physically, mentally and financially.

Support for Mental Well-Being

One service that is part of our Premier Bundle is the EAP+Work/Life Program, powered by Health Advocate. This program will give your people the support they need to deal with the stresses of personal, family and work problems. Plan members will have 24/7/365 unlimited access to this Life Assistance program. There is no cost to the employee, spouses or dependent children, and it is also available to parents and parents-in-law.

With one phone call they are connected, confidentially, to a Licensed Professional Counselor or Work/Life specialist who can provide short-term assistance with the issues that are having an impact on their life and their ability to focus at work. In-person or video counseling is also available.

Employees can receive help addressing:

  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Anger, grief and loss
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Marital relationships, family/parenting issues
  • Locating resources for childcare, eldercare, legal and financial services
  • Referrals for long-term counseling or specialized care

Managers, Supervisors or HR Staff have access to unlimited telephonic support with: 

  • Conflict resolution
  • Sensitive employee issues
  • Critical incident management
  • Disability management
  • Optional onsite training and workshops can also be made available

Giving your employees easy access to this type of care will help them improve their well-being and productivity. Which can, in turn, help your organization reduce the need for costlier medical and mental health services.

Now is the time to start the conversation about mental health issues in your organization and how you can implement an approach that will promote positive mental well-being for your employees.