MENTAL HEALTH
IN THE WORKPLACE

“One in five people experience a mental health related issue in any given year. It could be your coworker, your employee, or you. Working full-time with a mental health condition is difficult, but often possible with the correct supports.”

Gabe Howard, Writer, Speaker and Advocate

“One in five people experience a mental health related issue in any given year. It could be your coworker, your employee, or you. Working full-time with a mental health condition is difficult, but often possible with the correct supports.”

Gabe Howard, Writer, Speaker and Advocate

“Workplace mental health impacts absolutely everyone. The better you understand mental wellness the better you can support your coworkers and help your team be more productive and accomplished.”

Linea Johnson, Author, Speaker and Advocate

“Workplace mental health impacts absolutely everyone. The better you understand mental wellness the better you can support your coworkers and help your team be more productive and accomplished.”

Linea Johnson, Author, Speaker and Advocate

To hear from more advocates on their experiences with mental health in the workplace, check out this article we developed in partnership with Forbes

For many Americans, a quarter to a third of one’s life will be spent in the workplace.14 This includes millions of people living with mental health conditions: research shows that 20 percent of employees manage a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, and about half of all employees will experience at least a temporary condition at some point in their lives.15

No matter your profession or work setting, mental health matters in the workplace.

By understanding what is available to help you navigate mental health in the workplace, you can take steps toward living well, supporting others and encouraging a culture of support and understanding.

Below are resources, tips and tools from mental health experts to support your wellness and address mental health challenges you may face or worry about in the workplace.

Click here to learn more about how to Be Vocal for Yourself
Learn more from some of the Be Vocal partners at the forefront of mental health advocacy initiatives:
Be Vocal partner - the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Be Vocal partner - the Jed Foundation
Be Vocal partner - Mental Health America (MHA)
Be Vocal partner - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Be Vocal partner - the National Council for Behavioral Health
Learn more from some of the Be Vocal partners at the forefront of mental health advocacy initiatives:


14. Mental Health America. Workplace Mental Health. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/workplace-mental-health.
15. Thrive Global. Inside the Realities of Workplace Mental Health (and What Leaders Can Do to Help). https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/30331-inside-the-realities-of-workplace-mental-health. May 2018.