Team effort needed to combat mental illness in workplace

EAP and insurance providers working together can identify and treat issues earlier
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/16/2008

With the rising incidence and cost of mental health issues in the workplace, employers need to take a co-ordinated approach to dealing with mental health, according to a national employee assistance program (EAP) provider.

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, by Toronto-based EAP provider Shepell-fgi, recommends a co-ordinated effort that links the clinical services of the EAP with case management services provided by insurers to better identify and assist employees suffering from depression.