Did you know that U.S. workers are unable to work or carry out their usual activities 1.3 billion days per year as a result of problems with their mental health?
Provided through our operating division, Health Directions’, NCBHS’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employer-sponsored benefit, designed to improve workplace productivity by identifying and providing assistance to employees and family members with mental health or substance use issues and related problems.
Our EAP assists employers in ensuring that employees have access to resources which will support them in living balanced and healthy lives.
Our EAP provides completely confidential outpatient counseling services to employees and their dependents, as well as consultation, referral services, and other assistance
Our EAP Services
- Employee orientations to the EAP benefit
- Utilization reports for the Employer
- Online Resources promoting emotional health and wellness
- Work/Life Seminars
- Management Trainings
Mental Health First Aid Training
Our operating division, Health Directions, provides Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings for individuals and organizations seeking continuing education and an understanding of mental illness and how to respond to psychiatric emergencies.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing and mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
- The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and their emotional and economic cost.
- The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
- A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care along with resources available to help someone with a mental health problem
Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include:
- Substance use disorders in which psychosis may occur
- Disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD)
- Eating disorders
Continuing Education Units may be available for trainings