Employers can find several free mental health awareness tools from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), the Department of Labor, and the IRS.
JAN is a free resource that provides expert guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
EARN is a free resource that educates employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain, and advance qualified employees with disabilities.
Employers can capitalize on the value and talent people with disabilities offer America’s workplaces with both Federal and State Government financial incentives. These incentives serve two purposes: to encourage hiring individuals with disabilities and to support modifications and accommodations that enhance workplace accessibility and productivity of workers with disabilities.
What Can I Do “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” features the faces and voices of four individuals—a CEO, manager, co-worker, and person who identifies as having a mental health condition—each sharing what they can do to promote workplace wellbeing, from setting the tone for an inclusive workplace, to providing and requesting accommodations, to being a source of support to peers and colleagues. The overarching message is that we all play a role in promoting mental health-friendly workplaces.
A recovery-supportive workplace aims to prevent exposure to workplace factors that could cause or perpetuate a substance use disorder while lowering barriers to seeking care, receiving care, and maintaining recovery. A recovery-supportive workplace educates its management team and workers on issues surrounding substance use disorders to reduce the all-too-common stigma around this challenge. Learn more here.
Each year, around 20% of adults in the U.S. experience mental health issues, yet only half of them get the treatment they need. For employers, that means an average of one in five of their employees is experiencing a mental health problem at any given time.
Even before the pandemic, employee mental health was gaining increased attention from companies across the nation. Employers were beginning to understand the impact of mental health on the bottom line. Providing workers with needed mental care results in increased productivity, worker retention, and lower healthcare costs overall.
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