Can successful people suffer from mental illness? Yes they can – and many do.
Mental Health First Aid represents an idea that is simple but powerful: Anyone, anywhere can make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.
“Stigma and prejudice cause an environment of stress and cause people to not get the care they need,” said Michael Thompson, president and CEO at National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
Health care is emerging as a hot topic in the Illinois legislature, where almost 6,000 new bills are expected to be filed by mid-February. Understanding Illinois’ unique legislative process is the key to knowing what to expect in the 2018 legislative season.
The Alliance chose Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal as the 2018 Alliance Annual Seminar speaker because she captures the issues that are causing health care to become more and more dysfunctional. That dysfunction comes at a high cost for employers and patients.
You have to “plot and plan” your communications – and your benefit strategies – if you’re aiming to help employees become better stewards of health and health benefits. That’s the advice of Pamela K. Appino, PHR, Director of Human Resources at Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. in Loves Park, Ill. Aqua-Aerobic Systems designs and manufactures wastewater treatment equipment and systems for municipal and industrial markets.