Blogs in the Employee Assistance Program Category

  • 03/11/2016 7:28 pm

    Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace

    Mental Health Workplace

    A recent article in the Huffington Post reported on efforts in the UK to promote conversations regarding mental health among corporate executives with the goal of creating a workplace culture that fosters mental health. 

    After attending a February meeting with British business leaders, Prime Minister...

  • 03/08/2016 5:17 pm

    Marijuana and Workplace Safety

    Marijuana in the workplace

    Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in Washington State, we frequently receive questions about the impacts of marijuana in the workplace from managers and supervisors in organizations who contract with us for employee assistance program (EAP) services. 

    While recreational use of mariju...

  • 08/28/2015 9:52 pm

    Marijuana in the Workplace

    It’s Legal, Isn’t It?

    Washington State's legalization of marijuana may have created a pit fall for unknowing job seekers.  Not only does the State allow for marijuana to be used in accordance with a physician's prescription, but it can also be used recreationally.  Seems like there shouldn't be any confusion, right?  Unfortunately, it’s still a bit hazy.

    Many employers that had previously established drug free workplace policies, have made no c...

  • 07/31/2015 5:53 pm

    5 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

    If you suffer from anxiety, you are not alone.  A recent study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that 4.3 million Americans who work full-time experienced some form of an anxiety disorder in the past year. That is approximately 3.7 percent of the working population (aged 18 or older). 

    Medical Daily, a website dedicated to covering health and science news, provides the following tips for reducing anxiety and creating...