Whether you're an employee or an employer, you should be striving to support mental wellness within your organization. While this document is not intended to be a definitive guide on setting up a workplace wellness program, it contains plenty of information to help employers and employees navigate building out a program. Subjects include the rights of employees, the responsibilities of employers, accommodations, and real-world examples of companies promoting mental wellness.
As an employer, are you aware that mental health issues affect one in four adults? That's 25% of your employee base. As you recruit new employees, one in four applicants is likely to have experienced mental health issues at some point. This guide will walk you through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employer rights and obligations, accommodations you must make versus those you're not obligated to make, and ideas to go beyond the bare minimum to help employees.
Mental health issues shouldn't prevent you from getting or keeping a job. This guide covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations employers can make (including those they don't have to make), and how employees can protect themselves in the workplace. Whether you have a disability or have colleagues who do, this guide will help you understand employee rights in the workplace.
An Online Crisis Network. The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.
An anonymous service to provide live, trained counselors when you are in need. Text 741-741 when in crisis.
An in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis
Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems and is also a specific set of strategies and tools
A community for mental health experiences
A trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being
"Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” It manifests itself in ways including anxiety, loss of motivation and confidence, and even degradation of physical health. Burnout can be prevalent in organizations that promote hero culture and where employees maintain a strong sense of duty or feel they have no alternatives in the employment market."
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. UK-based.
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness
Find your local chapter of NAMI
The nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans
Find a local affiliate of Mental Health America
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders
A mental health advocacy and awareness group for geeks and hackers
An amazing podcast, forum, and set of resources
A great collection of self-assessments, advice, and resources. Aimed at college students, but most of it is useful to everyone
Crisis Trends aims to empower journalists, researchers, and citizens to understand the crises Americans face so we can work together to prevent future crises from happening
The Department of Health and Human Services funds non-profit Community Health Centers (CHC's) to provide primary care to the underserved. Find the closest CHC to you.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association has affiliate societies in 31 states which offer group therapy sessions hosted by Certified Group Psychotherapists.
Mental health apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance maintains a list of places to find coupons on prescriptions
WHO's Mental Health in Development. List of flagship projects, policies and services.