Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

What comes to mind when you hear about mental health in the workplace?

How do you define what mental health looks like in your business or organization? What constitutes a mental health benefit for your employees?

May is mental health awareness month, so I wanted to share short insights into different ways to approach and view mental health within the workplace.

While you are likely very aware of the more common mental health challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD, ADD, and other diagnosed mental health challenges, much more than this within the workplace needs to be addressed. Not only triggers, but in some cases, the causes of increased stress, depression, and more.

Below are five sources of non-traditional mental health challenges within the workplace:

  • Lack of communication
  • Lack of transparency
  • Lack of clarity within a role
  • Unbalanced workload within a team
  • Lack of flexibility (within reason and responsibilities)

How many, if any, of the above are possibly causing mental health challenges within your employees, team, or overall organization?