Thank you for exploring the Mental Health & Wellness program options that Archie Cares can provide your company. It’s normal for managers to focus on team outputs, black & white metrics, and deliverables. But, focusing on the mental health of your employees will allow for greater productivity, higher economic success, and lower turnover rates. Each of these programs is tailored to encourage, challenge, and equip your employees to take care of themselves in order to achieve success in their work.
Mental health is equally as important as physical health. Well, it should be. And, shouldn't we just as concerned about our employee's mental health as we are about them managing their cholesterol?
Although you often can’t see it with your bare eyes, a mental health problem can cause serious damage to a person’s life and well-being. For us to work on mental health issues prevention, we need to first raise awareness about these problems and then teach our employees and co-workers that it's okay not to be okay.
Review the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues today and learn their symptoms.
Identify non-verbal signs that a co-worker might need support.
Evaluate their own self-care plan and brainstorm ways it could be improved.
Be empowered to engage in help-seeking behavior.
Anxiety is very normal in times like these. However, it's not so easy to adjust to this new world we're living in - social injustice, global pandemic, mental health crisis.
In this program, Archie teaches your organization smart mental health practices and shows them how to identify signs that family & friends . Participants will learn action steps to take and things to avoid when struggling with depression & sadness.
Understanding what causes the feelings of anxiety and fear in our body and how we can accept these feelings and work to make them manageable.
Identify the pervasive feelings in our life that seem heavy and acknowledge the ones that are most pervasive.
Create a personal self-care plan.
Managing mental health in the workplace is necessary for the well-being of your team, and also your company overall. We all can see why it's important from a human standpoint, but your employee's mental health can also increase productivity, physical and mental health, and most importantly, happiness.
Here are some quick facts about mental health awareness and addressing mental health in the workplace:
In 2015, there were an estimated 43.4 million adults –about 1 in 5 Americans aged 18 or older – with a mental illness within the previous year.
Suicide, which is often associated with symptoms of mental illness, is the 10th leading cause of death the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 15-34.
Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of physical health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS).
Source: cdc.gov. Learn more.
What does this mean for my business?
These numbers are not meant to scare you, but it is cause for concern. Every business and organization should make a conscious effort to improve mental health in the workplace, provide employee resources for mental health improvement, or even deliver virtual mental health programs for employees.
When you create a positive mental health workplace, you:
increase employee productivity
encourage employee wellness - mentally and physically
improve employee relationships
improve employee morale
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