Tag: suicide


HR’s Role in Suicide Prevention (Podcast Transcript)

The topic of suicide is heavy, but also one that is very important in the context of employee mental health. What does HR do when an employee threatens suicide? What if they attempt it? What if they succeed? These troubling circumstances are more than a “maybe.” Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the […]

How to respond to an employee who mentions suicide

by Kaitlin L. Hillenbrand Q One of our employees recently told the HR director that she “prays for death every night.” Is there anything we are legally required to do in response?  A A condition that causes an employee to become suicidal may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In that case, […]