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  • July 2019 BeWell Healthy Happenings Newsletter

    Jul 01, 2019 | Read More News
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    Employee now have more time to Be Well

    Recent updates to Administrative Procedure 23-30 now allow employees more time per fiscal year to participate in County sponsored activities related to the Employee Wellness Program and Employee Benefits Program (BeWell). These programs are designed to assist with creating a healthy work force and with controlling rising health care costs. Employees are encouraged to attend these activities.

    Starting July 1, 2019 employees may be allowed a maximum of eight (8) hours of paid work time per year to attend these activities at the discretion of the appointing authority. Additionally, employees and supervisors will be able to track the amount of BeWell time remaining in eTime.

    Any questions can be directed to the Human Resources Benefits and Wellness unit at 520-724-8464.

    Mobile mammography and bone density screenings coming soon

    Assured Imaging will be onsite in August at various locations to provide high quality, convenient and confidential mammography and bone density (DEXA) screenings for all Pima County employees and their family members with insurance. Preventive mammography screenings qualify for 50 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points towards 2020/21 Discount #2.

    For more information and the schedule visit the Mobile Mammography and Bone Density Screenings webpage.

    Identifying Depression in the Workplace

    Do you know the signs of depression? Depression can come in many forms. Often times, the person suffering from depression feels alone and isolated, and may not realize their symptoms are serious.

    That’s why education about depression in the workplace is so important. Becoming aware of the signs like those below can help you identify when an employee or fellow co-worker may need your support.

    • Deep feelings of sadness. Has their overall mood changed? Are they withdrawn from the team or isolating themselves?
    • Lack of interest. Is it hard for them to maintain their old performance levels? Do they not have the same degree of excitement about their work as they once did?
    • Changes in movement and speech. Are they talking slower or faster than normal? Do they seem either lethargic or fidgety lately?
    • Run down. Have they had an increase in sick days? At work, do they feel tired, “foggy” or like they have no energy?
    • Trouble concentrating or remembering. Have they been more forgetful than usual or had trouble remembering details? Do they forget what they’re doing?

    How you can help:

    • If you think a coworker needs help, encourage them reach out to your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – a confidential resource that provides free or low-cost behavioral health services: 1-888-238-6232.
    • If you feel there's an employee in immediate crisis, direct them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

    Source: Right Direction is an effort from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and Employers Health Coalition, Inc., and is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) and Lundbeck U.S. ©2016 Right Direction.