Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Data from the Center for Workplace Mental Health indicates that employees with depression miss an average of 31.4 workdays each year and lost another 27.9 workdays to nonproductive time, costing employers an estimated $44 billion annually.

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  How is your organization going to promote your employer-sponsored Mental Health services during this time?

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In our work with Behavior Health clients, Thread recognizes the important role that businesses play in the mental health of their associates.  A company's internal marketing efforts can take on a whole new purpose when they recognize and focus on the important discussions around an individual's mental health and mental health awareness.

Starting the Conversation

At Thread, we're often asked ... "but how do I get started?"  We've put together a 2-part series to help start that conversation.

Download Part 1 of the series today on Promoting Employer-Sponsored Mental Health Services.  In this informative piece, we provide ideas and suggestions to promote mental health, stress management and wellness in your organization.  Or you can always contact Thread Marketing Group for your customized promotion and event plan.

 

Read Part 1

 

Why this cause is important: 1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions.  Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it. And this is a first step.

Subscribe to our blog to make sure you get Part 2 of the Series where we'll provide suggestions and tips on Promoting a Healthy Work Environment.

 

Topics: Marketing Communications, Community, Healthcare, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Internal Communications

Leslie A. Verral

Written by Leslie A. Verral