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 in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis
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."
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 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
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
WHO's Mental Health in Development. List of flagship projects, policies and services