May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In a world that is increasingly opening to – and understanding those with – mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Month is now a firmer fixture on calendars and in organizations around the U.S.
Elevate the Mental Health Conversation in Your Organization
In our work with Behavioral Healthcare clients, Thread has come to understand the importance of mental health awareness and how it affects all organizations. We’re here to assist the internal marketing efforts of organizations to recognize and focus on this important discussion.
Improve Caliber of Work, Quality of Life
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Some in your organization right now. More and more, companies realize that it is time to fight stigma, provide support, educate and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
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.
Take time now to plan ways to promote mental health at work during Mental Health Awareness Month.
Not sure how to get started? Download 10 Ways to Create a Mentally Healthy Workplace.