A wonderful article we were featured in via Covene about accommodating mental health in the workplace.
All of the experts we talked to seemed hopeful about the direction of mental health in the workplace. Cultures are allowing for employees to speak up if working conditions are declining or unfavorable, taking time to disconnect from the office, and making healthy bonds with coworkers.
The stigma of mental health still exists but it’s fading, and it’s ultimately up to management and HR teams to lead the way in making real change. This may require them reaching out for help themselves, normalizing the act of getting support, and proving that ignoring problems won’t ever make them go away.
As Rosenblatt reminds us, getting the help you need at work can promote a freer way of living. “The empowerment has been wonderful for me, and I no longer feel in hiding at work.”