Mental Illness in the Workplace: Psychological Disability Management (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk)

Mental Illness in the Workplace: Psychological Disability Management (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk)

By: Shannon Wagner (author), Josh Rash (author), Henry G. Harder (author), Professor Ronald J. Burke (series_editor), Professor,Sir Cary L. Cooper (series_editor)Hardback

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The extent of mental illness concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. Unless appropriately addressed, issues related to mental illness difficulties will result in stiff financial, organizational, and human costs for organizations. The authors of Mental Illness in the Workplace provide a practical guide to identifying, understanding, treating and preventing individual and organizational mental health issues. They illustrate how organizations can save money and improve the health and well-being of their employees by using a psychological disability management approach in the treatment and accommodation of mental illness issues. Drawing on empirical evidence from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the book is in three parts. The first addresses the scope of mental health issues in the workplace. The second part describes the most common mental illnesses found in the workplace, while the third focuses on prevention and treatment of mental health issues. This book will meet the needs of human resources professionals, administrators of employee assistance programs, industrial and organizational psychologists, mental health practitioners, those teaching or studying psychology and disability management, and more generally will serve to enlighten students of business management and practicing managers regarding a major workforce risk factor.

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About Author

Dr Henry G. Harder is Professor in the School of Health Sciences and current BC Leadership Chair in Aboriginal Environmental Health, UNBC. He has published widely and made presentations and conducted workshops throughout Canada, the US, Australia and Europe. Dr Shannon Wagner is Professor in the School of Health Sciences, UNBC. She has published widely in the fields of occupational mental health and disability management, and works actively with the stakeholder community to increase knowledge regarding mental health accommodation in the workplace. Mr Josh Rash has degrees in psychology and health psychology. He has been a Research Assistant and Senior Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Psychology, UNBC. He is now a Doctoral Student at the University of Calgary.


Contents: Introduction; The scope of mental illness; Current thinking about mental illness in the workplace; Depression in the workplace; Anxiety in the workplace; Occupational stress; Post-traumatic stress in the workplace; Toxic work environment; Worksite reactions and interactions with mental health; Psychological assessment for the workplace; How to create a healthy workplace; Legislation and accommodation for mental health in the workplace; Why positivity matters; Conclusions; Appendices; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409445494
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 406
  • ID: 9781409445494
  • weight: 1018
  • ISBN10: 1409445496

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