How to support mental health in workplace
We all know the value of mental health. We can’t live without it, and yet many are only now starting to prioritize it. It is important to look at how to support mental health in workplace, review some recent studies and statistics, and we will explore ways that you can help instill better mental health in workplaces and workplaces in general.
Mental health is important to every person in the workplace. It has a direct effect on your productivity and ability to perform tasks efficiently on an hourly basis. There are many strategies you can implement to help improve mental health within your organization, whether it be through suggestion boxes, employee assistance groups (EAGs), or in-office workshops addressing mental health issues. When employees feel less pressure and strain caused by mental illness, they tend to work more efficiently and productively.
People with mental health problems in the workplace can sometimes find it hard to feel comfortable talking about their problems, especially when they’re connected to their job and career. There are several ways to help them feel more comfortable — so they can do their best at work, to be rewarded for their productivity and self-confidence, and of course stay loyal.
Mental illness is, unfortunately, a very common thing among the general population. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Major depressive disorder affects nearly 6 percent of adults in the U.S. alone and approximately 1 in 4 people will experience either depression or anxiety at some point in their lifetimes. Since mental health is crucial to our everyday lives, it is important that we pay attention to this topic as a society. In particular, it’s vital that we create awareness about workplace mental health so employers can create an environment where people can thrive and feel safe at work – an environment that’s free from the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Mental health is a topic I’m very interested in and can be a good starting point for a conversation about mental health issues in the workplace. Both managers and employees are looking for ways to support their mental health – by helping employees deal with stress better and also by identifying potential or existing problems to get them the needed help.