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 […]
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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 […]
According to Deloitte research, the corporate wellness market is projected to be worth $11.3 billion by 2021, and two-thirds of organizations inside the United States already claim that well-being programs are a critical part of their employment brand and culture.
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
Being able to accurately identify employees who suffer from a mental health illness should be a sincere concern for managers and supervisors inside the workplace, especially because one in every five Americans—44.7 million Americans—currently lives with a mental health illness.
In a couple of previous posts, we started a discussion around challenges facing HR professionals with respect to dealing with mental health disorders in the workplace.
Mental illness is something that was not always discussed openly, but it’s become increasingly acceptable to address such issues in recent years. Yet, many companies still struggle to accommodate mental illness in the workplace.
Extended from yesterday’s post, here are more ways that you can promote mental health awareness across your organization.