LEWISTON — The Central Maine Human Resources Association is holding a program for employers, big and small, on dealing with employees with mental health issues.

The workshop will begin at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Carriage House in Lewiston.

The presentation is by Kennebec Behavioral Health and the Looking Ahead Clubhouse vocational program. The presenters will share information and discuss topics such as:

• The most common mental health disorders that employers will encounter among employees;

• The payoffs for employers in employing those managing mental illness;

• The challenges and effective practices in application of the ADA to employees with mental illness;


• What employers need to know to maximize the effectiveness of employees managing mental illness;

• The value of job coaching, transitional employment and supported employment to employers;

• Minimizing lost productivity and absenteeism for employees who are managing mental illness; and

• The role of treatment in supporting employees who manage major mental illness, and other related topics on what employers can do and what they face.

Those planning to attend are welcome to submit questions in advance by email to: [email protected] Those attending may also bring questions to the workshop.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is time to network before and after the program. Registration online is preferred and available at www.cmhra.org.

Members of the association attend for free; all others pay $25, which includes the program and a full breakfast.

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