Every year in America, 1 in 5 adults experiences some form of mental illness, 1 in 20 experiences a serious mental illness, and 17 million experience a substance use disorder and mental illness. Despite the prevalence of mental health conditions, there’s still a stigma around discussing mental health and its treatment, especially at work – but there shouldn’t be. Read more here.
“Perspectives on Workplace Wellbeing”
“At the U.S. Department of Labor, we’re committed to helping America’s employees and employers work together to promote workplace well-being — especially considering the challenges of the past two years. Fostering supportive, mental-health-friendly workplaces is always a priority for us, but we’re paying special attention to these issues throughout May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.” Read more here.
“Secretary Walsh: Mental health is health—period.“
Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh underscores the department’s commitment to supportive mental health policies in America’s workplaces. Watch the video here.