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Best Care EAP was a lifesaver for me. I was thankful that someone was available to answer the phone after hours (during my crisis). Also, I was so thankful that I could get an appointment that next morning. My counselor was so understanding and supportive. She really cared about my well being. The follow-up calls were also very helpful. At Best Care EAP, there was always someone I could at least speak to, especially during a crisis/breakdown. Thank you very much for helping me in my time of need and offering an accurate referral. Things are much better now for me and for my family. The future looks promising.

Ellen, Ft. Worth TX

Q & A

Q: What is Best Care Employee Assistance Program?

A: Best Care EAP is a program designed to assist (1) your organization in maintaining and improving the performance of your workforce and (2) your employees in identifying and resolving personal problems such as marital conflicts, grief, stress, parenting issues, emotional difficulties, substance abuse, financial troubles or other issues which may affect job performance.

Q: Why does your organization need Best Care EAP?

A: Because of substance abuse:

  • Up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism.
  • Substance abuse costs American businesses more than $102 billion a year in lost productivity.

A: Because of untreated depression and other mental health issues:

  • Employers spend an excess of $51.5 billion per year due to depression-related lost productivity time (PWMH, 2006). 
  • Depressed employees, on average, use more than $4,000/year in medical services vs. less than $1,000/year used by employees without depression (PWMH, 2006).   

A: Because of violence in the workplace:

  • Workplace homicides are now the second highest cause of work related deaths in America.

A: Because of work and family issues:

  • 57 percent of small business managers feel marital problems have a more pronounced impact on work productivity than substance abuse.
  • Between 75 and 90 percent of all trips to primary care physicians are for stress disorders such as headaches, muscle tension, ulcers, insomnia and depression.

Statistics taken from U.S. Department of Labor, American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, National Safety Council, Business & Health Magazine and Employee Assistance Professionals Association,  Partnership for Workplace Mental Health.

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