Posts by Carolyn Lamparella

In Honor of Suicide Prevention Month, Start Talking about it

Posted: September 6, 2019

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide has increased 33 percent since 1999 and is rising especially fast among women and young people. Researchers at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention speculate that “a period of increased stress combined with a lack of a sense of security” may be behind the trend. [...] Read Post

Post-Holiday Stress: Working Toward a New Perspective

Posted: February 13, 2019

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The winter doldrums are upon us and the post-holiday credit card statements have arrived! For many, this time of year is especially challenging due to increased debt and financial worry brought on by holiday spending. According to surveys, Americans typically spend between $700 and $885 on gifts between November and January. This debt adds to the [...] Read Post

Mental Health at Work: It’s Time to Start Talking about It

Posted: September 24, 2018

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“Mental illness is the single greatest cause of worker disability in the United States.” – National Alliance on Mental Illness Considering this startling fact, you may wonder why there isn’t more focus on mental health in the workplace. Our experience as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider to hundreds of small and large businesses has [...] Read Post