Are “EAP” Programs Enough for First Responders?

By Morgan Young – Vice President – Client Services, Employee Benefits – Holmes Murphy & Associates

I recently wrapped up our public entity benefits conference season, and there was a key theme in most of the sessions — mental health and wellness.  You’re probably reading this thinking, “I’ve got an EAP… my health plan has this covered.”  I would challenge you to take a hard look at your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and be critical when determining “is it enough?”

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Deployed… and Left Alone at Home

By Chelsea Davenport – Co-Founder PEAK 1 Wellness

I have a very dear friend that had a baby girl at then end of last summer. What was a happy and blissful time with this new addition to her family soon turned out to be a very scary time. A few weeks after her birth she was having serious health concerns which landed her in the hospital. Her situation was so severe that she had to be transferred to a different hospital that was better equipped to handle her critical condition. She then needed to be put on life support and was fighting for her life.

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Tips for “Life” After a First Responder Goes to Treatment

By Safe Call Now Admin

Life after treatment for a first responder can be an adjustment, but if you follow a few simple tips, the transition to an independent life can be smooth and successful.

Follow Your Aftercare Program

You’ll exit your treatment armed with an aftercare plan to help prevent relapse, so it’s important to closely follow your individualized plan. Studies show that extended substance abuse treatment utilizing an aftercare program is associated with improved outcomes.

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