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Making Sure Everyone Thrives - Impact of Mental Health on Organizations

Program Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Independence, OH

Speakers: Sandra Turner, Director, Ernst & Young and Christine Young, MSSA, LSW, Supervising Associate at EY Assist.

Meeting Sponsored by: Chapman and Chapman

Meal Choice: Breakfast Buffet

Session Description: When a person is suffering from problems due to mental illness or addictions, they will not reach out for help. Often they are unaware of the impact of the problem on those around them such as family, friends, or colleagues. And when it comes to work, many people fear coming forward for help because they worry about the negative impact on their career, and the stigma of the diagnosis. Addressing mental illness and addictions at work is a topic gaining much attention in purpose-driven organizations. Why should you care? • 63% of adults know someone with a mental health problem. • 1 in 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. • 58% of those with these conditions say that the stigma and discrimination is as damaging or harder than the illness itself. • 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. • The World Health Organization has just determined that depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide (2017). Learn how the ‘r u ok?’ initiative can make a profound difference on individuals, families, and teaming at work. Key Learnings: • Understand the need to focus on mental illness and addictions at work • Discuss an organizational approach to earlier intervention into these conditions • Learn the positive impacts of addressing these medical issues • Gain insight into the r u ok? model at work

NOTE: This program will be submitted for review to HRCI and SHRM for recertification credits.

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