Mental health struggles are prominent within today’s workforce. According to the CDC, only 40% of workers who report severe depression receive the treatment they need. Of those employees who struggle with depression, 35% reported that their mental illness affects their cognitive performance in the workplace.
HR professionals should not only be in touch with issues affecting workplace productivity but also challenges facing the well-being of their people. When it comes to employee mental health, there are steps HR can take to gain awareness and propose ways to assist employees in finding the help they need. Check out these 4 tips on how HR professionals can support employee mental health.
You can’t always tell who is struggling with mental health issues based on appearances. HR professionals (like you!) can help promote employee wellness in the workplace for everyone. When HR professionals take an active approach in advocating for mental health support, it builds a trusting and healthy workplace.