Human Resources or management are essential to communicating mental health information and available resources to employees year-round via traditional and social media. Whether it’s emails, memos, blogs, or during meetings, employers know which modes of communication best fit the needs of the company. When it comes to employee well-being, the more important question might be what information should be shared. Fortunately, MHA offers several free resources, including screening tools and public education materials, to help employees better understand mental health and address their own concerns. Here are a few resources readily available to include in your next internal newsletter:
One of the quickest and easiest ways for an employee to determine whether they are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to take an anonymous mental health screening. MHA offers online screening tools for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol and substance use, early psychosis, work health, as well as screenings that are youth-focused and parent-focused. After completing their screening, individuals receive immediate results, education, resources, and linkage to affiliates.
Since MHA established May as Mental Health Month in 1949, MHA and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Companies are welcome to share the Mental Health Month toolkit materials to promote mental health awareness among employees. Mental health promotion is not limited to the month of May, and these public education materials can be used year-round. Download the latest toolkit here.
July was designated as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 (MHA refers to this observance as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month) to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States. That’s why MHA put together information to help various communities and promote awareness through public education campaigns each July. Download the latest BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit here.