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Suicide Awareness Month: A Blueprint for Preventing Suicides in Construction

We can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide because just one conversation can change a life. Although it is important to address suicide prevention year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides our staff a dedicated time to address this difficult topic. Suicide awareness is particularly a Read more…

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How Meijer Targeted Employee Stress by Not Talking About Stress

After hosting several virtual trainings and events on stress management, coping strategies, the Meijer Campus Engagement Committee was TIRED of talking about how stressed everyone was. They decided to come up with creative ideas to still enrich employee mental wellbeing but do it in a fun way that also incorporated a social aspect.

Resiliency Break Toolkit

FREE Resiliency Breaks Toolkit

Resiliency breaks in the workplace are a no-cost initiative to contribute to positive employee morale and emotional wellbeing. Practicing different resiliency techniques on a regular basis is a healthy coping mechanism that can reduce the negative effects of anxiety and stress. Offering a regular time for employees to practice together can help build this habit of self-care. This kit will guide coordinators through implementation considerations and communication.

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The Employer’s Role in Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year, yet only 45% of them are receiving treatment. Untreated mental health conditions can have a real impact on business. According to the American Heart Association, untreated depression costs $9,450 per employee per year in lost productivity and absenteeism, and mental illness is the number one cause of worker disability in the United States. So what’s in the way?