MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH

IN THE WORKPLACE

1 in 5 ADULTS will experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year, however more than half of those individuals will go untreated.

Employees who are treated for mental health issues report improved levels of work efficacy and satisfaction.  Another result is lower total medical costs, increased productivity, lower absenteeism and decreased disability costs. The bottom line: investing in a MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKFORCE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

Leaders need to understand the challenges and barriers facing those with mental health needs. Once it is recognized treating employees’ mental health needs is equal to treating their physical health needs the framework has been set for a cultural shift.

Owner Katie Fergus has presented regionally and nationally on this topic. Her interactive presentations help groups facilitate discussions on what tools leaders and co-workers may use to shift from stigma to relational. Contact Katie directly for information to speak with your group 515.635.5531 or katie@finansynergy.com.

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