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Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness in the Military

A 2007 CBS News story recounted the life of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Daniel Shannon, who had been injured in combat and subsequently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Shannon was prone to violent outbursts, where he would find himself destroying furniture in fits of rage. Sadly, stories like his are common; as the wars…

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Anxiety and the Workplace: Mental Health Statistics

While anxiety and workplace mental health statistics don’t seem to have much in common, that appearance is deceiving.  Those of us who suffer from anxiety disorders know all too well that this condition can exacerbate or interact negatively with daily stress at work. It’s estimated that one-third of American adults have experienced anxiety at various…

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Helping First Responders Cope with Trauma

 First responders frequently suffer a traumatic injury. Whether from a single event or the cumulative impact of several events over time, most first responders don’t realize or recognize the impact. How should first responders cope with trauma? A necessary approach to their life-saving work is: Do first, feel later. When drawing a weapon, running into…

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The Difference Between Outpatient Vs Inpatient

You struggle with substance abuse. You know that rehab’s the right option. But you’re not sure about the outpatient vs inpatient treatment delivery. What’s behind these terms? Who Decides on the Right Treatment Delivery Model? When you connect with an excellent rehab facility, you talk to a recovery advisor. This specialist helps you determine if…

7 Facts About Substance Abuse Every EAP Professional Should Know

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have the potential to be powerful ammunition on the frontlines of addiction and mental health issues in the workforce. As more companies begin to rely on EAPs to help alleviate barriers to timely, affordable behavioral healthcare services, it’s important that EAP professionals are up to speed on some key facts about…