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Health & Wellness

Self-care is not selfish – it is essential!

Practicing Self-Care and Improving Overall Wellness

Self-care is a vital health care tool that can immediately help with your mental wellness. It can be as simple as taking a few moments to breathe and relax. But did you know that the relaxation response is not instinctive? It is something you must choose to stimulate. Simple self-care exercises can activate the relaxation response that can help decrease anxiety and stress and improve immune response.

Employee Assistance and Mental Health Program​

Login to your Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP seamlessly combines on-demand digital resources with live support by expert clinicians. Anytime, anywhere access where and when you need it most. 

As in the past two years, employers identify stress and burnout as a major threat for their workforces

According to survey results released in January by consultancy WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson). The firm’s 2021 Wellbeing Diagnostic Survey, conducted in October, asked 322 U.S. employers with 100 or more employees about their expectations for 2022. Among the findings:

“As stress and burnout levels continue to climb amid the ongoing pandemic, employers are putting the overall well-being of their employees at the top of their list,” said Regina Ihrke, WTW’s senior director, health and benefits. “The organizations that most effectively move the needle are those that develop a comprehensive strategy that supports all aspects of their employees’ well-being. It’s also important to articulate that strategy to employees, conduct manager training, and measure effectiveness.”(Miller, 2022)

The survey identified the top two actions respondents planned to take in 2022 to improve employee well-being in each of the following four categories:


  • Implement an organization-wide behavioral health strategy and action plan.
  • Redesign employee assistance program benefits, including increasing limits on visits and expanding services.


  • Consider programs that target specific conditions for high-cost cases such as maternity, diabetes, and depression.
  • Promote the use of mobile apps for physical well-being.


  • Set objectives and track financial well-being programs at pivotal financial decision points such as new family, young children and first-time home buying.
  • Assess financial well-being programs for consistency with inclusion and diversity values.


  • Examine onsite perks to support new work arrangements.
  • Incorporate inclusion and diversity priorities in benefits program design.

“As we move into 2022, employers struggling with recruitment and retention will look to make their well-being programs a differentiator to attract and engage top talent,” Ihrke said. “Employers are seeking new avenues to engage and incent employees to take charge of their own well-being.”

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