Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace 2019

Live Webinar | CEU Approved

  • 60 minutes
  • 0 Day Left
     Jun 25, 2019
  •   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Reasonable accommodation of mental health issues at work makes good business sense. Mental health problems affect many employees- a fact that is usually overlooked because these disorders tend to be hidden at work. Every year 1 in 5 adults is stricken with a mental illness (National Institute of Mental health), making mental illness an everyday reality for many of your employees. Yet, only 1 in 3 people seek help with their illness.

The ADA, HIPPA, FMLA and most states’ human/civil rights department dictate how employers deal with employees’ with mental health problems. Privacy laws create challenges for employers to determine how serious a situation is and whether an employee poses a danger (though those with a mental illness pose no more risk of violence than those without a mental illness).

Join this session by expert speaker Susan Strauss, where she will discuss the most frequent mental health conditions with emphasis on depression, anxiety, and personality disorders

Session Highlights:

  • To differentiate mental health from mental illness

  • To identify the demographic groups most at risk for mental health issues

  • To examine the myths of mental illness

  • To differentiate between personality traits and personality disorders

  • To list signs of possible mental health issues

  • To explore the costs of mental illness to U.S. businesses

  • To outline U.S. mental illness statistics

  • To define “current”, “past”, and “perceived” disabilities

  • To explain mental illness as an ADA protected disability

  • To describe the interactive process required by the ADA

  • To explore accommodations required by the ADA

  • To examine the role of the workplace to create a healthy environment

  • To combat negative stigma of mental illness in the workplace

  • To generate a workplace culture of well-being

Why You Should Attend:

The most common psychological disorders include major depression and dysthymia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and an array of personality disorders. Those individuals with depressions have 2.5 times the risk of on the job injury. Workplace depression results in 200 million lost days annually. The disease is common, debilitating, and the number one cause of disability worldwide. Employers lose an estimated $52 billion annually in loss of productivity and insurance payments.

Who Should Attend:

  • Human Resources Professional

  • Administrators

  • Counselors

  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff

  • Behavioral Intervention Team

  • C-level Executives

  • Anyone in management at all levels

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Susan  Strauss

Susan Strauss

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse and her undergraduate degree is in psychology and human services. Her specialty areas include discrimination, harassment, and bullying; management/leadership development, and organization development. She is a registered nurse and has functioned as a psychiatric nurse. She works as an expert witness for discrimination lawsuits. Susan also trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.

Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Bali, Beirut and the U.S. She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as England, Australia, Canada, Beirut and St. Maartin, Israel, Bali, and Middle East. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.

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