May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Take the pledge to be, a stigma free company!
May 12, 2021
Pledge to be, stigma free!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Current Northstar EAP Partners are already take huge steps in the right direction toward assisting their teams with improving their mental health by offering Employee Assistance. To any of you that have an EAP benefit -that’s great!
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) highlights information relevant to company and business operations:
- Eight in ten workers say shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment for a mental health condition. In addition, mental illness costs the economy about $200 billion in lost earnings each year.
- Untreated mental health conditions can have a real impact on the day-to-day workings of a company, both financially and in terms of morale.
- Symptoms can include: sleep problems, lack of concentration, aches and pains, irritability, low motivation or self-medication. These symptoms can have a negative impact on the workplace.
We encourage all organizations to join Northstar EAP and take the pledge to be stigma free! (Click here to take pledge.)
While historically data shows us that 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental health problem, these days it certainly feels like it’s 5 in 5. We look forward to supporting your employees and their families and helping to improve both the work environment and their personal wellness journeys.
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