Employee Benefits Blog

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day (GO TO OUR MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES PAGE) California Schools JPA joins in recognizing World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 and is committed to helping its members better understand mental health and fight stigmas that prevent people who are struggling with their mental health from seeking the help they … Read More

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

In our continuing efforts to raise awareness about mental health issues plaguing our society, we wanted to re-visit the topic of suicide, depression, and self-harm that we discussed earlier this year (see Suicide, Depression, and self-harm). Previously, we had focused on monitoring your own health, but this month, our focus is on the mental health of … Read More

Mental Health and Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is being called the next wave in workspace wellness with physical, mental, and financial wellness being viewed as equally important.

Interpersonal Relationships, Social Media, FOMO and Mental Health

SOCIAL MEDIA AND FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) FOMO is strongly linked to mental health issues including negative emotions. The need for inclusion and social status is extremely important. The envy of other people or wondering how different your life could be if you had made some different choices is common and can be found … Read More

Support Your Mental Health: Addressing Body image and Mental Health

With summer and sunny days just around the corner, body image issues and eating disorders often become worse. The obvious reasons of more revealing clothing, airbrushed models in advertisements, diets and workout plans populating your television, magazines, and social media can trigger even the most mentally healthy among us into negative or self-deprecating thoughts. However, … Read More

Benefits Update – May 2019

California is currently experiencing a measles outbreak Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California want you to stay informed on the current measles outbreak so we have attached FAQ sheets and links to updated information from Kaiser, and BlueShield. Measles FAQ from Kaiser Permanente Measles outbreak: What you need to know from Blue Shield of … Read More

MAY IS Mental Health Month

Defining Positive Mental Health May is National Mental Health Month and we all know that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. This month we want to focus on positive mental health. When we describe positive mental health, we are talking about more than the absence of a mental health condition; in … Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse can cause lasting impact on the individual and even society. The costs due to new child maltreatment cases in a single year (with over 700,000 documented victims of child abuse last year) is estimated to be over $124 billion in the United States alone. As you know, all children deserve good childhoods and … Read More