DOL Announces Public Education Campaign to Promote Workplace Mental Health Support

Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by G. T. HR

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.

“As America recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health friendly workplaces will be more important than ever.”

-U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

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.

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