Tag: Mental Health

Assisting Employees Through Mental Health Struggles

Millions of American workers are struggling with work-related pressure and anxiety daily, and it is severely impacting their mental health. According to findings, over the last year, the heightened stress levels associated with the pandemic and other external factors have affected the coping ability of employees and increased substance abuse among the workforce to adjust […]

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What Employers Should Be Doing to Support the Mental Health of Their Employees

Mental health in the workplace seems to be on everyone’s mind these days – from skyrocketing burnout to the “Great Resignation,” we know we have a problem. The good news is that organizations around the globe finally realize that mental health support is a critical measure of business and organizational success. The pandemic may have […]

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11th Circuit Offers Guidance on Mental Disabilities and Workplace Safety

Major depressive disorder affects many Americans. In 2017, about seven percent of U.S. adults endured at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When the depressive episodes occur at work, they can create tough HR challenges. On May 27, 2021, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers […]

Taking on Mental Health Challenges Post-Pandemic

Until relatively recently, companies that focused meaningfully on their employees’ mental health were few and far between. Employees who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issues were largely expected to manage those issues outside of work or face the possibility of being seen as not “cut out” for the job.

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Employees and Mental Health

It shouldn’t be surprising that the pandemic has taken a toll on Americans’ mental health. As the crisis begins to subside, hospitals around the country are indicating they are being “overwhelmed by patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the pandemic,” according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.

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 […]