Sigmund Freud got it right in stating: “love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” Yet, that hope is fading for physicians across the country. With national data revealing a 43.9% physician burnout rate, the medical community is pausing to acknowledge the complex interplay between over-stressed physicians and their patients.
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Organizations that develop sound strategies to creating an effective and sustained workplace mental health initiative see positive results. It’s about leadership, culture and more.
Employees with mental health conditions often experience tremendous challenges when a manager is not trained to understand mental health conditions. The lack of understanding and training can be costly in employee performance and productivity loss through absenteeism and presenteeism.
The Center for Workplace Mental Health appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with the AHA in developing a comprehensive report on workplace mental health. The report outlines 7 key pillars with strategies for each for employers to effectively address workplace mental health.