Tag: mental illness

Creating a Corporate Culture That Embraces Differences – Including Mental Health

There’s nothing more tragic than an amputated spirit. There’s no prosthetic for that. One in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness. Statistics show that, on average, only one in two receive treatment. The reality is that this is an underreported fact because many who suffer don’t know how to seek help or are reluctant […]

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3 Mental Health Mindsets: A Short but Useful Guide

Although mental health issues are often unseen, hidden, and stigmatized, they are on par in importance with physical health challenges. An employee with a mental health issue can be just as significantly sidelined from being productive as one with an injured limb. The following insights aren’t designed to make the reader a therapist or fix […]

After Stressful Pandemic, Don’t Be Surprised If Employees Are Reluctant to Return

There has been ample news coverage about the invisible toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our personal lives, but we’re just beginning to grapple with the damage done to our workplaces. As employees return to in-person work, you must be ready for the many emotional and psychological hurdles they will face. When You Have […]

Reasonable Accommodations for Mental Illnesses

Most HR teams are aware of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA). They understand that they’re required to utilize an interactive process when configuring reasonable accommodations for anyone who qualifies and that many conditions, including mental health conditions, easily qualify.

Have ‘Stranger’ Leaves Been Approved? FMLA Lessons from Netflix

While binge-watching everyone’s nostalgic guilty pleasure, Netflix’s Stranger Things, I could not help but empathize with single mother Joyce Byers (played by actress Winona Ryder). Her prepubescent son, Will (Noah Schnapp), was abducted by a monster (the Demogorgon) and sent to a parallel universe (the Upside Down) populated by dog-like monsters. During Will’s disappearance, apparent […]

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Addressing Mental Health and Avoid Major Losses

Research conducted by the World Health Organization shows that the U.S. economy loses around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity due to mental health disorders and illnesses. Another study by Mental Health America saw correlation among workplace environments, employee satisfaction rates, and mental health.

Questions and answers on accommodating employees with mental disabilities

by Jonathan R. Mook The following article answers some common questions about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recently promulgated guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and mental health conditions. Q Why should employers review the EEOC’s mental health guidance?  A If they haven’t already dealt with the issue, many employers will be […]