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Lunch & Learn: Navigating Employee Mental Health Issues

November 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

$15 – $25
Navigating Employee Mental Health Issues

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, bipolar disorder… Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It can be difficult for HR professionals to cope with employee mental health issues – not only from a legal perspective, but also from a humanitarian one.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

– How to spot potential mental health issues in the workplace
– What information to obtain once an employee discloses a psychiatric disability
– Your employer’s legal obligations under the FMLA and ADA
– How to address work performance deficiencies when an employee has a mental health issue;
– Guidance for your supervisors
– Preventative measures to strengthen your company’s ability to address employee mental health issues.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Home Federal Savings & Loan | 3311 W Stolley Park Rd | Grand Island, NE

Cost: $15 CNHR Member | $25 Non-CNHR Member

Recertification Credits: This event is eligible for SHRM Certification credits.


Dr. Miers is the Counseling and Program Development Manager for Mental Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He has been with Bryan Medical Center for 22 years. Dr. Miers received his B.S. from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska. He is a Licensed Independent Professional Counselor. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and is a Suicidologist. He is the co-founder and past co-chair of the state of Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and current Board Member. He is on the leadership group for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has published research and co-authored a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Lincoln, NE in 2009 and has assisted in the development of other LOSS teams in Nebraska and LOSS team development on a national level. He has served in the past on several local boards in various capacities including the Lincoln Lancaster County Homeless Coalition, Lincoln Human Services Federation, and Lincoln’s Child Advocacy Center, Nebraska Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), New Americans Task Force, Lincoln Lancaster Mental Health Foundation, State Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, and the Disaster American Red Cross Mental Health Team. Dr. Miers is a graduate of Leadership Lincoln Fellows 33 and a member of the 2018-2019 Leadership Lincoln Program Planning Committee. Dr. Miers is the current Vice President for Acute Care Services for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations.
Susan K. Sapp is a 30-year Nebraska lawyer and senior litigation partner at Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather. She is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a member of the Litigation Counsel of America. Susan is a member of the NSBA House of Delegates and Chair-elect of the House. Susan has a general civil trial practice with a focus on labor and employment issues, education law, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents universities, school districts, hospitals, doctors, and employers in all aspects of legal representation.


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November 19, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST
$15 – $25
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Home Federal Savings & Loan
3311 W Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68803 United States
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