Health and well-being became a significant matter at the University of Michigan when former president, Dr. Mary Sue Coleman decided to make it a priority. Since then, involving university leaders and potential participants in meaningful ways have been essential. This called for numerous committees being formed to engage university representatives in various aspects of their MHealthy program.
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Loneliness is on the rise in the United States. “Employees without close or supportive relationships at work are more likely to feel disconnected from their jobs and that can affect their performance”, according to Darcy Gruttadaro, director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health.
The topic of health should not just focus on heart, liver or brain health. Total health and well-being should be about the whole, making use of tools and resources that benefit both mind and body.
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of mental health and supporting well-being of employees in the workplace.