Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental health is a crucial factor in productivity and emotional well-being, and mental health concerns can impact relationships, diminish professional success, and lead to damaging coping behaviors such as substance abuse. Mental Health Awareness Month is a valuable time to inform employees of mental health considerations and to share relevant resources and support.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness. Mental health support is particularly important during the pandemic, as COVID-19 and its associated disruptions have caused an uptick in mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression.
This May, use this Toolkit to increase mental health awareness and reduce the stigma in your community.
Mental Health Awareness Infographic presents staggering statistics about mental health illness and experiences in the U.S.
Share this infographic with your community to build awareness of the prevalence of mental health conditions and to encourage those who need help to reach out.
“4 Ways to Use LiveSafe for Mental Health Awareness” outlines four key features of the LiveSafe Mobile App that can be used to promote mental health awareness and support.
Share this infographic with employees and LiveSafe administrators so they know how they can use LiveSafe in the event of a mental health emergency, even when they are not in the office.
“Protecting Your Workforce’s Mental Health During The Pandemic” Webinar discusses COVID-19’s impact on mental health and what companies can do to support workforce well-being and mental health.
Listen to and share the webinar, and discuss your organization’s current policies and procedures for supporting the mental well-being of employees and staff, especially during this challenging time.
Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace Blog discusses the prevalence and impacts of gender-based violence in the workplace, including its mental health effects.
Share this blog with employees to educate and inform your organization about the risk and consequences of gender-based violence.
“The Global Mental Health Epidemic and What It Means For The Future of Workplace Safety and Security” Blog discusses the need for business leaders to be aware of safety and security risks due to the increasing prevalence of mental health disorders around the world.
Read and share the blog, and identify how your company can do more to build awareness around mental health care and support the mental well-being of your employees.
Upload mental health points of contact and supporting information to the “Resources” section of LiveSafe so that this information is available to employees anytime, anywhere. In addition to organization-specific resources, this may include national resources such as the RAINN Hotline, Trans Lifeline, or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Train Dashboard Administrators to appropriately respond to mental health tips. Establish protocols and procedures for report notification and escalation in the event of an emergency.
Regularly check in with your employees using broadcast messages to let them know they are not alone. Provide direct links to resources in these messages and remind users that there is additional information within the LiveSafe app Resources section.
Update the LiveSafe Safety Map to include the location and contact information for local and organization-specific health centers, counseling centers, hospitals, and more.
Encourage company leaders and team managers to check in with their employees to ensure that they are taking care of their physical and mental well-being and they understand how to use LiveSafe to access mental health support.