About one in five U.S. workers has a mental illness, but the majority has not disclosed it to their employer.
That should come as no surprise. The stigma attached to mental health issues runs deep. On the upside, with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, HR leaders have the perfect opportunity to refocus their efforts.
One in five. Your coworkers, and the people who work for you, are dealing with mental health issues, whether you know it or not. You can be part of the problem, or part of the solution. Unfortunately, for many of today’s companies, they are part of the problem, expecting total dedication to the company for little pay and a few “perks”, instead of understanding the role work plays as part of an overall healthy life.