Blog - Southwest EAP

Kids and the Internet – Keeping Them Safe

Computers and the Internet have become an important part of our lives, and our children’s lives. An estimated 77 million American children and teens are now online, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Kids spend time online messaging, chatting, searching, and surfing. Although most of these Internet experiences are likely positive, parents need to be […]

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Manager Focus: Keeping Employees Engaged and Productive

According to Gallup’s new State of the American Workplace report, 33% of U.S. workers versus 70% of employees at the world’s top companies are actively engaged in their work. That’s a very staggering difference. Each year, billions of dollars in productivity is lost because of disengaged workers, and employers incur enormous costs to replace talented people who […]

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Manager Focus: How EAPs Can Help Reduce Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism remains a challenging problem that faces workplaces and HR departments, but it’s a normal cost of doing business. Unfortunately, few organizations can identify exactly how much it costs when it comes to their company’s bottom line. Industry experts estimate that absenteeism can have an enormous cost, with estimates ranging from 14.2 percent of […]

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Coping with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Worrying about an upcoming presentation or feeling nervous about a trip to the dentist are pretty commonplace emotions that happen in all of us. However, when those feelings get out of control, it’s time to seek help. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, occurs when a person continually worries about everything, or often, seemingly nothing at […]

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