DOL Announces Public Education Campaign to Promote Workplace Mental Health Support
DOL Launches “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?”
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently unveiled the “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do? public education campaign, which promotes mental health friendly workplaces.
The DOL launched the campaign to help inform individuals—from entry-level staff to CEOs—about how they can personally promote mental health and foster well-being in their workplaces. Actions include setting a positive tone for inclusivity and being supportive of colleagues.
Mental health is a growing national concern; approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported having a mental health condition during the pandemic, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Campaign Resources for Workplaces
The “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign features a video public service announcement, which will be broadcast nationally on television and radio. The campaign also features other resources for workplaces to use, including:
What Should Employers Expect Regarding Workplace Mental Health
Mental health continues to be a significant area of concern for both employers and their employees. The DOL’s “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign provides workplaces with ways to address mental health concerns in a productive way.
Employers interested in learning more about supporting employees with mental health concerns should visit the DOL campaign’s website. The site includes links to download campaign materials and a host of other employer resources.
Independently, employers can continue to stay aware of mental health trends in the aftermath of the pandemic shut down in articles such as this.