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MENTAL HEALTH DAYS GOING UNUSED

Is Mental Health on the Back Burner Again?

 
WHY EAPs GO UNUSED DESPITE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

"The employee assistance program, or EAP, is a model upon which many employers rely to help workers address mental health concerns. But EAPs are underused, according to analysts, a fact that has not gone unnoticed as reports of depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders and other conditions increase.


A July report published by Amwell, a telemedicine company, found that 85% of U.S. employee respondents had not used employer-provided mental health benefits. One study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, most public health workers who did not use EAPs reported difficulty accessing the programs. Others used separate external services or reported a lack of awareness or motivation to use EAPs." Learn more


INDEED ENDS MENTAL HEALTH DAYS

"Job site Indeed will no longer provide its employees a monthly day off meant to boost well-being, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Thursday. Throughout the pandemic, many employers upped their mental health offerings, support and benefits.


LinkedIn held weeklong production shutdowns, for example; EY offered mental health/wellness stipends. and Indeed rolled out “You Days” — an extra monthly day off for its global workforce — a benefit that has now been dissolved.


As leaders usher employees back to the office, lockdown-era benefits have fallen by the wayside. The shift has been seen in government support, too: Pandemic-era federal funding for childcare programs ran out Sept. 30." Learn more

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