How and When to Recommend Employees Seek Mental Health Help
Mental health issues are climbing around the U.S.
So many of us are struggling right now: Mental health issues are on the rise among U.S. workers, with rates of anxiety and depression climbing. But some people are struggling harder than others, and may need help beyond the self-care that is getting many professionals through the pandemic.
That said, managers and peers may not know when to step in or how they can help.
“I’ve never seen a time where on a societal level there’s been such anxiety, tension, isolation, depression, and uncertainty,” said Gregory DeLapp, CEO of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. “Everybody is feeling it, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs counseling. What it does mean is you need to be patient, tolerant and understand that everyone who works for you is under some level of anxiety.”
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