Behind the Screen: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month in the Workplace

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Each year, the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This month provides awareness of various mental health challenges facing workers across corporate America.

According to Accenture, mental health affects 90% of employees. Just 33% of people, however, self-identify as having mental health challenges at work for fear of negative repercussions (MHFA). This is due to the inherent societal stigma surrounding the topic of mental health. The 2022 Disability Equality Index Report states that 96% of respondents now offer their employees more flexible work environments and 84% now offer additional wellness benefits. This data shows promising evidence of actions that companies can take to build an empathetic and inclusive workplace.

Here at Disability:IN, we know the value of connecting with the human behind the screen to engage in safe and open conversations regarding mental wellness in the workplace. We are pleased to provide the following resources for advancing mental health awareness & inclusion in the workplace:

Join the Conversation on Social Media

As we acknowledge and honor Mental Health Awareness Month, check out a few ways you can join IN to celebrate throughout the month with Disability:IN.

  • Amplify mental health stories from professionals across the Disability:IN community in our People IN Disability video series.
  • Tune into our LinkedIn Takeover with Co-Chair of the Mental Wellness Committee, Dr. Tamarah Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP on Wednesday, May 10.
  • Engage with our #MentalHealthMonday series across all socials.

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