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Mental Health Issues: Stay@Work, Return2 Work; Building an Emotionally Healthy Workplace

  • September 12, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DXC Technology 1775 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons VA 22102


  • Free
  • A Skype or Web ex link and/or dial in will be sent the week prior to the event.

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Mental Health Issues:

Stay@Work, Return2Work Strategies

Building an Emotionally Healthy Workplace


Anne Hirsh, Co-Director, JAN

Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, EY 

Anne's Presentation 

Stay@Work, Return2Work Strategies

 Learning to effectively manage employee mental health is a business imperative. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports one in five people are dealing with a mental health challenge. Other research reveals that people with depression have a 2.5 times higher risk of on-the-job injury. The focus of this session will be: The importance of creating inclusive workplaces free of the stigma that often accompanies disabilities such as mental health conditions. These inclusion efforts enable employers to bolster their Stay at Work/Return to Work efforts keeping valuable talent in their workforce.

An examination of best emerging practices for supporting employees with mental health challenges throughout their employee life cycle. A short training video will be used to provide insight into managing an employee with a mental health concern.

 Lori Golden, EY

"Building an Emotionslly Healthy Workplace"

Are You Ok? Is an awareness and education initiative designed to equip EY people to support colleagues who may be struggling with the impact of their own or others mental illness or addiction. It is a three pronged approach 


Anne Hirsh


Anne Hirsh

Anne Hirsh has been with JAN since 1986. She became a consultant in 1988 and then was appointed to Associate Manager in 1994. In the fall of 2007 Anne became JAN Co-Director with Lou Orslene.

Anne has a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation from West Virginia University. In 2006 she received WVU College of Human Resource and Education Laddie R. Bell Distinguished Service Award for her national, regional, and local service to people with disabilities.

Through the years she has worked with all JAN teams. Her primary focus was with the sensory team. She currently serves as a "floater" filling in where needed. Additionally, Anne presents on accommodation and employment issues for national, regional, and local audiences.

Anne's research interests include effective approaches in accommodation, educating both employers and individuals on successful means of communicating accommodation needs, and accommodations of individuals with hearing loss and individuals with psychiatric impairments.

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