The American Journal of Health Promotion states that “Employees who are at risk for stress and depression expend 46% to 70% higher medical costs respectively to those are not at risk.” The American Institute of Stress Institute states that “75% to 90% of general physicians office visits are stress related.”
Chronic acute stress leads to an out-of-balance biochemistry with elevated cortisol and suppressed serotonin. These biochemical markers of stress, in turn, lead to ill health and psychosocial disorders. Consequently, stress plays a major causative role in both physical and mental health. Stress can affect the onset of, or susceptibility to disease. It can also affect the progression or course of disease, even when there is another cause of the disease; and stress can affect one's recovery from disease.
Stress has been linked to:
- Breakdown in the immune system
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Cardiovascular disease
With these facts in mind, our proprietary Stress and Emotional Profile was developed to identify:
1. Individual stress levels in 5 specific life areas.
2. Number of risk factors present per life area and cumulatively.
3. Clusters of risks with specific individuals.
4. Willingness or need to access professional assistance.
5. Ways to minimize or eliminate stress, thus reducing risks and reducing costs.
After completing the profile, individuals will receive a summary and recommendations on ways to lower total risk scores.
Companies will receive an Executive summary with aggregate group reporting identifying company risk levels, risk stratification and potential economic impact. We then can identify company specific strategies and programs to address the issues discovered in the assessment.