Tag: mental illness

Workplace wellness

Addressing Employee Mental Health in Your Workplace—On a Tight Budget

June 1, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Mental health has become one of the most pressing issues for HR leaders in recent years—and for good reason. The statistics surrounding mental illness in the workplace are staggering. Every year, around 35 million workdays are lost due to mental […]


New DOL Guidance Address Mental Health Leave Under FMLA

September 14, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The past few years have heightened feelings of stress and isolation for many people, and with the seemingly continuous news cycle of incidents of mass violence, mental health has taken a much-needed place in the forefront of the national conversation. […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

DOL Explains Expanding FMLA Leave to Care for Mental Health Conditions

September 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve all heard about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to expectant mothers or for recovery from serious physical health conditions, such as heart attacks or surgeries. The application of FMLA protection for mental health conditions […]

Workplace wellness

FMLA and a Winning First Step Towards Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

July 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

On March 6, 2022, HBO premiered the show Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, chronicling the showtime era of the Lakers dynasty. The show is based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers […]

Workplace wellness

Birthday party panic: On managing anxiety in the workplace

May 16, 2022

Via: HR Dive

A few weeks ago, a rare thing occurred for the HR world — an employment law story went viral. A jury awarded a Kentucky man $450,000 after his employer, Gravity Diagnostics, failed to stop staff from throwing a birthday party […]

Workplace wellness

3 Mental Health Mindsets: A Short But Useful Guide

October 18, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Although mental health issues are often unseen, hidden, and stigmatized, they are on par in importance with physical health challenges. An employee with a mental health issue can be just as significantly sidelined from being productive as one with an […]

Communication, Development & Evaluation

After Stressful Pandemic, Don’t Be Surprised If Employees Are Reluctant to Return

October 8, 2021

Via: HR Hero

There has been ample news coverage about the invisible toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our personal lives, but we’re just beginning to grapple with the damage done to our workplaces. As employees return to in-person work, you must […]

Research, Software

Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on Mental Well-Being

May 7, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The impacts of isolation have been well studied. While the relationship between being alone and feeling mentally unwell can be a complex one, generally speaking, those who are prone to depression often find that loneliness exacerbates the situation. Additionally, just […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Benefit Mental Illness, Retention, and Well-Being with Flexible Work Arrangements

February 24, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Flexible work arrangements can mean more to employees than just a neat perk. According to new research, such arrangements can significantly help those with mental illness or those experiencing difficult life events. The research, called Work-Life Relationship Survey, was conducted […]

Workplace wellness

Mental Illness and the Workplace

August 2, 2019


Like most firms, tech company Buffer has a variety of Slack channels. It’s doubtful that many have one that replicates Buffer’s conduit for employees to discuss their mental health issues. That’s where founder and chief executive Joel Gascoigne posts about […]

Research, Software

More Employers Are Minding Mental Health

January 17, 2019

Via: Workforce

Mental illness has been a long-avoided topic in the workplace. But as rates of suicide, substance abuse, anxiety and depression increase, more employers are making these issues a top priority. In fact, 57 percent of employers plan to increase their […]

Workplace wellness

More Tips on Promoting Mental Health Awareness at Your Organization

June 25, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Last week we began to explore how mental health awareness can be of great value to your organization. Today we’ll cover more ways you can promote mental health awareness at your organization. Provide Comprehensive Benefits Packages and Relevant Assistance While […]

Research, Software

Addressing Mental Health and Avoid Major Losses

June 18, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Research conducted by the World Health Organization shows that the U.S. economy loses around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity due to mental health disorders and illnesses. Another study by Mental Health America saw correlation among workplace environments, employee […]

Research, Software, Workplace wellness

Chances are, someone you work with is depressed

February 8, 2018

Via: HR Examiner

One in four adults in the US suffers from some form of mental illness, mostly depression and anxiety disorders. 11% of Americans take an antidepressant. Chances are, someone you work with is depressed. The cost of depression in lost productivity […]