Mental Health

Employer Support for Caregivers

Cara McMullin
 

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and the focus of this year’s month-long awareness campaign is the importance of support for people living with dementia and their families. Employers can take steps to support employees who are also caregivers. Overall, caregivers are likely […]

Quiet Quitting: What to Know About the Latest Workplace Trend

Anne Patterson
 

What Is Quiet Quitting? It’s been hot in the headlines and dominating social media scrolls over the past few weeks—quiet quitting. A viral TikTok video popularized the concept in July, inspiring many workers to share their opinions and experiences. According to an […]

A New Demand for Workplace Wellness Programs As Employees Struggle

Anne Patterson
 

Workers faced new or heightened challenges to their physical, mental and financial well-being over the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those challenges are still lingering. Workplace wellness benefits were forced to evolve from time-tested offerings like physical fitness, nutrition and health screening […]

8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

Cara McMullin
 

As Mental Health Awareness Month (in the U.S.) continues, we’re sharing strategies and approaches to help leaders respond to employees with mental illness in a psychologically safe way. When employees have mental illnesses, effective accommodation can help them stay productive at work. Leaders […]

Five Steps to Reducing Mental Health Stigma at Your Workplace

Anne Patterson
 

Stigma can be one of the greatest barriers to psychological health and safety in the workplace, especially for employees with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Eliminating stigma while increasing mental health awareness can support employees to seek help sooner, […]

Five Challenges Paid Time Off Could Help Solve

Anne Newhouse
 

In 2022, employees expect their benefits to address flexibility as much as they expect health and retirement benefits. Many employers are starting to realize that flexibility will affect the future of their workforce, prompting them to consider incorporating remote and hybrid work […]

96% of Workers Are Stressed: How Employers Can Help

Cara McMullin
 

April is Stress Awareness Month. As the pandemic continues and employers report high levels of stress in the workforce, the International Foundation’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits survey report reveals informative data on challenges and solutions facing organizations across the […]