Workplace Mental Health
Nearly one in five Americans live with a mental health condition, yet there are no well-established and agreed-upon standards in the U.S. to guide employers about how to increase mental health awareness in the workplace, support prevention, and respond to needs with recovery strategies.
The goals of the Workplace Mental Health project include:
- Explore current practices in workplace mental health in the U.S. and abroad;
- Identify cost-effective methods for promoting workplace mental health that align with employee and employer needs
- Provide a framework to organizations for creating policies and processes to address mental health in the workplace
- Support public and private collaboration on workplace mental health initiatives
- Explore incentives for public and private organizations to implement mental healthcare in the workplace
Senate Bill 1113 (Monning) in 2018 directed the Commission to establish a framework and voluntary standard for promoting mental health in the workplace.
The standards for workplace mental health are intended to reduce mental health stigma, increase public, employee, and employer awareness of the significance of mental health, and create avenues to treatment, support, and recovery.
Release of Draft Report
The Commission will release a draft report for public review and comment and consider adoption by the Subcommittee and Commission.
The Commission will work with partners to implement recommended strategies and opportunities.
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