May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to think about prioritizing mental health in the workplace. The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published an article highlighting the importance of mental health in the workplace, and I couldn’t agree more.
As the article states, mental health affects not only the individual but also the organization as a whole. When employees are struggling with mental health challenges, it can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher turnover rates.
But it’s not just about the bottom line. Prioritizing mental health in the workplace is simply the right thing to do. We spend a significant portion of our lives at work, and we deserve to feel supported and valued in our mental health journeys.
Mental health can sound like a heavy subject, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to support your employee’s mental health and wellbeing. One of those ways is to provide a system of support such as coaching. Not everyone needs the help of a mental health professional, but everyone needs an outlet to work through stress and work challenges in a productive way.
Let’s take this Mental Health Awareness Month as an opportunity to make real change in our workplaces.
Read the full APA article here: https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2022/surgeon-general-workplace-well-being# #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #WorkplaceWellness #MentalHealthMatters