Tag Archive: mental health benefits

How to Support Mental Health in Your Workplace

Earlier this year, I experienced a mental health crisis. I spent five nights at an in-patient program. This was followed by over six weeks at a partial hospitalization facility, which… Read more >

A New Demand for Workplace Wellness Programs As Employees Struggle

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… Read more >

8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

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… Read more >

Five Steps to Reducing Mental Health Stigma at Your Workplace

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… Read more >

96% of Workers Are Stressed: How Employers Can Help

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… Read more >

Challenges of Mental Health Parity Compliance

Mental health and substance use disorders continue to be a concern for employers. As the pandemic is about to enter its third year, many express a heightened need for mental… Read more >

What’s New with Mental Health Parity

In this Talking Benefits podcast episode, the pod squad wanted to highlight a topic that is timely for several reasons and might be a little confusing—mental health and substance use… Read more >

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

How Gender Inclusivity Can Benefit Plan Sponsors and Members

Increasingly, U.S. and Canadian plan sponsors are offering gender affirmation and gender reassignment benefits as a way to attract and retain top talent, improve mental health outcomes, and foster a… Read more >

COVID-19 Creates Shift in Mental Health Benefits Over Past Two Years

In less than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges or intensified existing issues for workers across the United States and Canada. Organizations are expanding and… Read more >

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Digital mental health tools have been growing in popularity, especially as plans and organizations navigate lockdowns and remote work arrangements that have kept employees apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many… Read more >