Mental health isn’t an easy topic to talk about.
Not discussing it at all in the workplace can be harmful, though.
For one, employees lose out on valuable resources that could potentially improve or save their lives. On the other hand, employers miss the chance to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness discussions.
Considering serious mental illness causes $193.2 billion in lost earnings each year, it’s a topic too big to be ignored by companies.
This month, consider starting a mental health dialogue with employees. October’s three mental health observances offer perfect conversation starters:
There’s no better time to start the conversations than now. Below, we share just how to build mental health awareness and empathy in the workplace.