Mental + Emotional Health

Integrated Benefits Institute and Pacific Business Group on Health Host Mental Health Symposium for Employers

May 20, 2019|

May 21 event offers strategies for businesses to improve care, access and workplace experience for employees and their family members SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2019 – The impact of mental health and substance use disorders in the workplace is of increasing concern for employers. To assist purchasers in improving access to care and experience [...]

Press Release: 33% of US Workforce Use Prescription Pain Medications per Integrated Benefits Institute Opioid & Pain Management Study

Apr 18, 2019|

Findings indicate growing crisis with pain in the workforce; millennials and males have greatest problematic use SAN FRANCISCO – April 18, 2019 – Chronic pain is a contributing factor to the deadly opioid epidemic and compounding this tragedy is its toll on worker’s daily lives. Use of prescription pain medications are associated with approximately [...]

Press Release: Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis Links Extreme Weather to Mental Health Disability Claims

Feb 6, 2019|

Polar vortex and other severe weather events can disrupt business operations through disability leaves from work, with mental health of specific concern SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 6, 2019 – The business disruptions from extreme weather events linked to climate change – such as January’s polar vortex that gripped much of the nation – may [...]

Resources for Mental Health Awareness: Supporting Employee Wellbeing and Performance

May 11, 2016|

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the right time to learn how mental illness and job stress may affect your employees, their performance and your business. One in four Americans is affected by mental illness each year, and the World Health Organization says depression will be the costliest disease burden by 2020. When it comes [...]

Happiness and the Bottom Line: The Happy Worker Prescription

Apr 12, 2016|

In this white paper, Lincoln Financial Group introduces the “Happy Worker Prescription.” Lincoln Financial Group reviews the research literature connecting employee happiness and productivity, explore the components of happiness, and describe why the findings are critical to employer success in the modern economic environment. Lincoln Financial Group concludes with a 10-step “prescription” for maximizing employee [...]

Ill Employees in Unsupportive Workplaces Have More Absences and Lower Performance

Jul 27, 2015|

IBI’s newest study shows that unsupportive workplace climates –where employees perceive unsafe working conditions, low respect and trust, poor variety and learning and high workload – are associated with higher absence and lower job performance among ill employees. This study shows the importance of developing supportive work climates that can enhance, rather than undermine, employers’ [...]

Best Practices for Supporting the Emotional Health and Well-Being of Your Employees

Jun 22, 2015|

On June 12th, IBI Executive Vice President Dr. Kim Jinnett presented findings on behavioral health and business-related outcomes at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Workplace Wellness Summit. Sandia National Laboratories provided practical how-to advice from an employer’s perspective around behavioral health improvements tied to job-relevant outcomes.

PCORI Mental Health Talk on Twitter

Jun 10, 2015|

On May 19th, IBI Executive Vice President Dr. Kim Jinnett was a panelist in a Live Twitter chat moderated by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) about how patient and clinician involvement is making a difference in mental health. The chat was denoted by the hashtag #mhtalk and trended. While many participated, IBI was asked to [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Influence of Poor Health on Exit from Paid Employment

Nov 15, 2013|

Spotlight on article published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the [...]