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    Helping the Stressed or Depressed Employee

    Date: April 20, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    HRCI Logo Pre-Approved for CreditHelping the Stressed or Depressed Employee


    Stress has emerged as one of the leading health risks of the 21st century and as a serious hazard in the workplace. Disabling stress has doubled over the past six years in the United States, with one million people absent from work every day due to stress-related problems.  As a Human Resource professional, you may hear from supervisors or managers that some employees seem less productive and reliable than usual.  These individuals may be suffering from stress-related conditions, or worse, clinical depression.  While it is not your job to diagnose depression, your understanding may help an employee get needed treatment.  Doing so can save you and your organization time, money, and the consternation associated with poor employee performance or conduct.

    Presenter:  Tom Englehart,Magellan Health Services, Regional Director, Acc’t. Mgmt.

    Tom has worked for Magellan, the largest and oldest employee assistance program in Alaska, for thirteen years. In his current position, he is responsible for leading the team that serves as the business interface between Magellan customers in the Alaska region and Magellan’s clinical operations and administrative units, ensuring high quality service delivery.  Tom also has two years’ experience as Director of Operations for a subsidiary of one of Alaska’s largest Alaska Native corporations.  In total, Tom has over twenty years experience in working with employers to address behavioral health benefit issues, team-building, work group conflict, and other employee performance and conduct issues.


    Prior to coming to Alaska in 1996, Tom also worked as a mental health clinician in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a specialty in Gerontology, and earned his Master’s degree in College and Community Counseling from the University of Akron (Ohio).  Tom has volunteered his personal time with several non-profit organizations in Alaska and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Anchorage chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  He has been a SHRM member in Alaska since 1997.

    He lives in Anchorage with his wife, Susan, and their two cats, Bearcat and Oliver.