Unlocking Better Outcomes

Integrating Mental Health in Workers’ Comp

Discover why mental health is crucial for the recovery of injured employees and how it shapes outcomes for both employees and organizations.

Resilient Minds, Resilient Workforce

In workers' compensation, mental health considerations are as critical as physical health. Organizations are recognizing the hidden cost of poor mental health, realizing the impact to their employee’s well-being, workforce productivity and lost time from work following an injury or illness. At Enlyte, we place an emphasis on integrating mental health and wellness strategies into our product offerings, ensuring that our clients are equipped with cutting-edge tools designed to support the well-being of their employees. Our solutions enable organizations to manage claims more effectively while fostering an atmosphere of compassion and understanding. Focusing on mental health helps facilitate a more resilient and productive workforce that thrives on mutual respect and care.

Mental Health's Impact

Studies reveal the likelihood of injured employees being treated for depression is 45% greater than those who are not injured. In addition, people injured at work are more likely to become depressed than those hurt outside of work.

But investment in employees' mental health can make a difference. Every $1 spent toward helping employees manage anxiety and depression results in $4 in employee productivity and reduced health claims, according to a World Health Organization study.

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Treating a mental and physical condition costs 3.5x as much as a physical-only condition.

Source: Milliman

Actions You Can Take

Addressing mental health challenges starts with recognizing that an injured employee’s mental health may negatively impact their recovery and increase both medical and indemnity costs. Poor mental health does not necessarily equate to a mental health diagnosis and treatment. Prompt recognition and clinical intervention can significantly improve recovery outcomes. Case managers are often the first line of detection as they holistically evaluate the injured employee, use cognitive behavioral coaching skills to identify barriers to recovery and help injured employees overcome identified barriers such as poor mental health or other psycho-social issues. When a higher level of care is indicated, the case manager can assist in coordinating evaluation and care. Here we detail strategies you can incorporate into your workers' comp program.


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Use Case Management for a Holistic Approach to Treatment

Case managers identify and address underlying behavioral symptoms.

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Implement an Integrated Network

Channel injured employees to the right provider with timely access to ensure they get the help they need, when they need it.

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Manage Drug Utilization

A pharmacy benefit management program can aid in managing injured employees' drug use and prevent overuse of medication.

Mental Health Insights

Expand Your Knowledge

Enlyte experts have written extensively on the mental health issues impacting workers' compensation. Check out the resources below, or visit our Insights center for the full library.


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Strategies for Combating Mental Health Challenges in Injured Employees

The ultimate guide for assisting injured employees with mental health challenges and safe return to work, this eBook helps leaders adopt a person-first approach to injured employee concerns.

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Managing Crisis Events at the Workplace

Following a crisis event, it's normal for employees to need time to recover emotionally.

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Clinical and Pharmaceutical Best Practices for PTSD

Enlyte's Tammy Bradly and Nikki Wilson shared their expertise in the WCI panel session "PTSD and its Doppelgangers." In this podcast, Tammy and Nikki talk more about this topic.

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Upcoming Mental Health Speaking Sessions

Enlyte's Tammy Bradly, Senior Director, Clinical Product Marketing, will be speaking on the topic of mental health at two upcoming conferences.


From Surviving to Thriving: Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Workers in the Post-Pandemic Era

WCI Annual Conference

Mental health is a crucial aspect of employee safety and well-being, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities for employers to support the mental health of their workers, both in terms of preventing and treating mental illness, and promoting mental wellness and resilience. 

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Bouncing Back in Business: Nurturing a Workforce That Withstands and Thrives

DMEC Annual Conference

In today's challenging work landscape, and following the devastating effects of the pandemic, resilience stands out as a vital trait for both employees and organizations. This presentation focuses on the link between resilience and mental and physical health, and on how resilience can be developed and enhanced.

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Mental Health Tools

Take a Minute for Yourself

In the fast-paced world of workers’ compensation, it’s easy to become so immersed in helping others that we neglect our own well-being. This is your invitation to pause and reflect on your mental health using the same tools we utilize in case management for injured employees. The resources below are here to encourage you to engage in self-care practices such as stress management, breathing exercises, mindfulness and healthy eating. These strategies that are essential for the recovery of those we support are equally vital to your resilience and well-being. Remember, showing kindness to yourself enables you to continue offering unparalleled care to others.

We're Here to Help

Ready to unlock better outcomes for injured employees? Our experts are here to guide you. Contact us now for a complimentary consultation and together, we’ll craft a path to thriving workplaces and employees.

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