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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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As it has been since 1949, the month of May is recognized in the U.S. as Mental Health Month.  For many companies, mental health has slowly, but successfully come out from the shadows to stand alongside physical and financial health as part of total wellbeing.

With the raised awareness, public destigmatization of mental health issues and easy to find educational materials, May is a great time for companies to take inventory of their mental health offerings.

Below find a curated list of previous HR Services Insights Blog posts that touch on different areas of employee mental health in the workplace.

Stumbling blocks to workplace mental health

Innovation: A New Way of Looking at Employee Behavioral Health

How a Total Well-being Approach Can Help Control Health Care Costs

Additionally, there are many resources to help companies and individuals find mental health information. From the below sources you will find a wide range of downloadable tools, posters and information specific to different aspects of mental health. Hopefully, by providing these materials and discussing mental health, we can turn this month-long recognition into year-long awareness.

Mental Health America Mental Health Month

The National Council for Behavioral Health Mental Health Month Resources

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mental Health Month

The Alliance for Suicide Prevention

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