Before COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control stated that 1 in 5 individuals would experience a mental illness in a given year, and more than ½ of the U.S. population would be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives.
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability.The World Health Organization reported that mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety, cost the global economy a trillion dollars per year in lost productivity.
We anticipate employers will face increased mental health exposures within the workplace going forward due to stress, anxiety, fear, and financial challenges many employees are experiencing.
Join us June 10th for the first session of a 4 part webinar series delivered to bring employers insight into mental health challenges and resources to help both your business and your employees.
Mark Kenyon, of Berkshire Health Systems E.A.P. program, will guide us through:
What is a mental health exposure
What are mental health difficulties faced in the workplace
What is a reasonable accommodation
What are some accommodations specific to mental health exposures and dealing with requests for them
Handling reasonable accommodations and medical marijuana
What assistance an E.A.P. can offer
Dottie Tatoian, a Senior Regional Claim Specialist for A.I.M. Mutual, will take a look at:
How does the handling of a workers compensation claim differ when it involves mental health illness vs. a physical injury
Worker's Compensation claims when a mental health illness follows a physical injury vs. a claim solely alleging a mental health illness
Common related accommodations/ return to work program considerations