Hoarding Task Force
As the official host of the Hoarding Task Force of Greater Dallas, MHA Dallas educates and supports professionals and others in the area of hoarding-related disorders. The group develops and maintains support groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and organizes public education programs about hoarding, interventions, service agency information and training. Membership on the Task Force is open to anyone interested in becoming involved.
* Hoarding Task Force Meeting is the 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:30.
The Task Force’s flagship event is the Hoarding Conference, an annual program that brings together Texans as well as individuals from nearby states. Participants include professional care managers, organizers, caseworkers, clean-up companies and others who are sensitive to persons with hoarding behaviors.
While there are many programs geared toward professionals, the event is not only for that audience. Family members and others involved with those who exhibit hoarding behavior find value in these annual events, as the conferences inform attendees about how to compassionately help someone in a hoarding situation.
Mental health and substance abuse conditions cost American businesses $113 billion per year. These figures do not include the costs of increased staff turnover, reduced productivity and time missed from work because of a mental illness. Investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for business. Mental Health America of Greater Dallas will host a workshop on Friday, November 2, 2018, to learn how mental health can affect your business and employees. The educational program will explore the prevalence of mental illnesses in the workplace, the effects of brain disorders on performance and productivity, the efficacy of treatment and the benefits of treatment for both the individual and the employer.
How does the mental health of employees affect a company’s bottom line? Do untreated brain disorders increase the outlays for employee medical care? What are the indirect costs and benefits of treating mental illnesses? Will providing access to mental health treatment significantly increase a company’s health care costs? These and many other questions will be discussed.
From human resources to the bottom line, behavioral health affects all aspects of business. Whether a company has a staff of five or five thousand, there are ways to reduce costs to businesses and keep a healthy, productive workforce. From a review of current behavioral health research to best practices in the workplace and public policies that can improve the health of your workforce, experts will provide a variety of resources.