How many of your employees or colleagues at work are struggling with mental health issues? Do you know? Have you even considered it?
By Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The tragic and untimely deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain should serve as a reminder that even the most talented people, who appear to be holding it all together better than many of us, also can be affected by mental illness, a leading cause of suicide.
Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
Depression and other mental health conditions are a leading cause of workplace disability in the form of lost productivity because of how common they are–1 out of every 5 people are suffering from a mental health condition at any given time–and because they tend to occur when people are young.
Originally Published by National Organization on Disability.
Kaiser Permanente's focus on reducing mental health stigma for consumers and members also applies to its own employees. The National Organization on Disability caught up with Ron Copeland, MD, to understand how to best create a supportive and inclusive workplace for people who are experiencing a mental health condition.
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