Your Mental Health vs. Your Job?


    Published in the Loudoun Times-Mirror in April, 2010   Several sources show an increase in mental health services since the recession – increases in crisis line calls, employee assistance program counseling sessions and inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations.  This is not surprising given that the unemployment rate remains around 10 percent nationally – as a nation, these are indeed stressful times.  But the national numbers for mental health treatment don’t reflect an important subset of individuals (both in the private and public sectors) that put the concern for their job ahead of their mental health needs.  Some of these individuals are [...]