An employee explains her concerns around taking time off because of a mental illness and how it is perceived. Because of perception, she couldn’t dare tell the truth.
Without adequate support, caregiving employees often face tremendous stress that can take a toll on their health. For employers, this can lead to higher healthcare costs, lower productivity and cause high performing employees to leave their jobs, significantly impacting the bottom line. Now is the time to act in supporting caregiving employees as the numbers continue to climb.
Imagine learning you have a mental health condition just as you're starting your career. With 20% percent of people experiencing a mental health condition in a given year, this happens often.
A new whitepaper from DMEC and The Standard addresses an employer's role and responsibilities when employees are experiencing behavioral health conditions.
Is your workplace prepared to support employees who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts and to assist those who may be grieving the loss of a loved one, friend or co-worker? Employers can help address the growing suicide rate in our nation and respond appropriately when tragedies happen.
With mental illness and substance abuse costing American business an estimated $300 billion a year, why isn’t the topic of mental health ingrained in our business schools alongside finance, GAAP rules or market segmentation? When leaders at the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus asked this question, they received answers that resulted in greater partnerships, remarkable opportunities for students and meaningful ways to strengthen the American workforce.
Join SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness for a Webinar to Learn about Supporting Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in the Workplace, hosted by Darcy Gruttadaro and Ewuria Darley of Center for Workplace Mental Health.
Millions of working Americans serve as caregivers and care managers for a loved one living with a mental health condition, placing tremendous stress and added responsibility to their everyday lives. Stigma often prevents people from discussing the day-to-day role they play as a caregiver, leaving them feeling isolated, increasing stress and impacting their lives at work.
An estimated 6-7% of full-time workers in the U.S. experience major depression. Do you know what depression costs your organization? Find out with our new Depression Calculator.
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