LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) — The Livingston Parish School System have made employees eligible to receive mental health care through their employment benefits.
Superintendent Joe Murphy says the district has invested in services that offer employees, as well as their direct family members, access to counseling. The counseling can cover issues like career and education, parenting, cyber safety, and one’s “tough times.”
“It’s important that we give our employees all the tools they need to effectively do their job, and sometimes that includes assistance with coping with difficult challenges,” said Murphy. “We all know that issues we deal with in the home can impact our performance on the job, just as difficult days at work can negatively impact our home life. The two lives are not inseparable, so we want to give our people the resources they need to manage issues on the campus and in their homes in a healthy, productive way.”
Over 3,500 employees have agreed to this plan, making the total investment amount over $50,000.
According to Murphy, employees will have access to a hotline that’s available around the clock.
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