Should you be fortunate enough to work for a company that has an employee assistance program (EAP), you have an important resource at your disposal.
Compared to other benefits, an EAP is inexpensive. So, brokers may add a free EAP to the benefit bundle as a bonus to the purchasing employer. Similarly, some insurers will combine an EAP with their medical, dental, disability or worker’s compensation plans as an incentive to buy. Purchase one of the major plans and get the EAP included. The employer is pleased because now there is no need to look for an EAP or pay for an additional program. Good deal? Maybe not…
Mental health issues now are the leading cause of illness in the workplace. A study conducted by the American Institute of Stress in 2014 showed that job pressure was the leading cause of stress in the U.S.
Resilient people have the ability to deal more effectively with stress and pressure, cope with everyday challenges and bounce back from disappointments, adversity or trauma.