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Posted by minesblog in Alcoholism, Anxiety, BizPsych, business psychology, C Level, CEO, Critical Incident Stress Management/Debriefing, depression, education, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Kids Depression, Leadership, Managed Behavioral Health Care, Management, Mines and Associates, Psychology of Performance, Stress management, substance abuse, Supervisor, Uncategorized, Work Performance on June 7, 2010
We’ve begun to see editorials, videos and news stories about the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill on behavioral health. Most recently I watched an expose about the effects of Exxon-Valdez on alcohol and substance abuse, increases in divorce rates and suicide attempts and how experts warned of the same fallout from the Gulf crisis. Additionally, mental health experts are warning that the current crisis could dredge up unresolved feelings from Hurricane Katrina. Here is a link to the story and video:
We wish the best to all those impacted by the gulf oil spill.
Posted by Ian Holtz (Sales @ MINES and Associates)
Posted by minesblog in Anxiety, BizPsych, business psychology, C Level, Centering, CEO, Critical Incident Stress Management/Debriefing, depression, education, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Kids Depression, Managed Behavioral Health Care, Management, Meditation, Mines and Associates, Parenting, Psychology of Performance, Stress management, substance abuse, The MINES Team, Tips, Work Performance on May 18, 2010
I am almost as excited as our clients to announce that after the pass of the first quarter we’ve been able to demonstrate to our new self-funded clients a savings of up to 50% from the previous year’s quarter on behavioral health and substance abuse claims.
Providing our clients with cost-containment mechanisms to counter the effects of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act has been, in their words, “a major relief.”
For some groups this isn’t a big deal. But if it is for you – ASK ME HOW?
Posted By Ian H.
Sales, MINES and Associates
With all this summer time rain I wonder if anybody is showing signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the summer months. Just in case here is an excerpt from an interesting article about how SAD can affect our children:
Maggie started off her junior year of high school with great energy. She had no trouble keeping up with her schoolwork and was involved in several after-school activities. But after the Thanksgiving break, she began to have difficulty getting through her assigned reading and had to work harder to apply herself. She couldn’t concentrate in class, and after school all she wanted to do was sleep.
Maggie’s grades began to drop and she rarely felt like socializing. Even though Maggie was always punctual before, she began to have trouble getting up on time and was absent or late from school many days during the winter.
At first, Maggie’s parents thought she was slacking off. They were upset with her, but figured it was just a phase — especially since her energy finally seemed to return in the spring. But when the same thing happened the following November, they took Maggie to the doctor, who diagnosed her with a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder.
What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that appears at the same time each year.
Visit this link for the entire article.