Editor’s Note: September is #SuicidePreventionMonthThis article first appeared in the August 2020 issues of the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s Employee Frontline Newsletter: Our state Department of Health (DOH) has been investigating and reporting on the many impacts of COVID-19 on all of us, including mental and behavioral health impacts. The COVID-19 pandemic has been…

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, state agencies have had to adapt and figure out new ways of conducting business with minimal contact. With a few modifications, one contract employee at a women’s prison in Belfair has been able to continue culturally-informed programming for incarcerated members of the Native community. Red about JoySky Caudill’s…

The program includes a phone line to speak with support specialists and connect to community resources Release date: July 6, 2020 Release Number: FEMA R10 COVID-19 NR-003 From FEMA and the Washington State Joint Information Center on COVID-19 Response: OLYMPIA–In response to COVID-19, Washington has launched Washington Listens, a support program and phone line to…

Many of us may not be able to work from the office right now. It’s a new work environment, for sure. However, webinars are abound! ICSEW has pulled together a list of webinars anyone can access while they’re working at home this week. Most are free. A Human Workplace: Working Alone Together A Human Workplace is…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter Here are a couple of strategies you can try right away to help all of us be our better selves and work together through the COVID-19 outbreak, adapted from the Greater Good in Action and Center for Healthy Minds…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter Strengthen Your Immune System You and your family are working hard to limit your exposure to COVID-19 by social distancing, washing your hands, not touching your face, cleaning frequently-touched surfaces and more: all of the actions recommended by the…

As more and more employees begin teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, more companies are offering professional development webinars you can take from home online. Here are some training and support offerings from Compass Consulting and The Athena Group: For those of you who missed the last Compass Consulting webinar, here is the…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter Is Staying Home Putting Your Safety or Mental Health at Risk? Social distancing, working from home, self-quarantining, sheltering in place…we are all implementing some combination of these COVID-19 responses to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. But…