Tag: Mental Health

How to Improve Employee Mental Health at Work

Mental health impacts all aspects of our lives, including our work life. As such, it makes sense for employers to care about the mental well-being of their employees—and to take proactive steps to help them improve their mental health in general.

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How To Overcome the Mental Health Stigma

In part one of this article series, I was exploring mental health with expert Eric Kussin, the founder of We Are All A Little Crazy: a 501c3 dedicated to making sure that everyone in the workplace is accepted, heard when they want to be, and safe. Here we continue our discussion by addressing the mental […]

Mental Health Means Everyone, Not Just the Mentally Disabled

In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, we addressed the serious issue of mental health with expert Eric Kussin, the founder of We Are All A Little Crazy: a 501c3 dedicated to making sure that everyone in the workplace is accepted, heard when they want to be, and safe. In this episode, Kussin tells […]

How to Create a Workplace that Promotes Mental Health

Nearly one in five people in the United States lives with a mental illness, but there is still a strong stigma around discussing mental health at work. The month of May being dedicated as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States helps, but we still have a long way to go in combating the […]

Does Your Company Offer Wellness Programs to Attract Talent?

All across the nation, employers are scrambling to get on “Best Employer” lists—such as, Glassdoor’s annual 10 best places to work list, Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, and others. Not only do these lists showcase the “best of the best,” but they also show other employers what’s working to get talent in […]

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How to Identify and Approach Employees Who Are Depressed or Suicidal

Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]

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Mental Health Issues More Prevalent Among Gen Z

America’s workforce is increasingly diverse along a number of axes. Companies are leveraging this diversity by putting more and more emphasis on diversity and inclusion initiatives to help boost their bottom lines. But, companies that strive to promote diversity in their workforces need to be aware of the specific needs and expectations of the groups contributing […]

5 Tips for Accommodating Depression, PTSD, and Other Mental Illnesses

An estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2015, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). That number represents 6.7 percent of all American adults who are 18 or older. Seven or eight out of every 100 people will have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]