Do and Don’t
“A 2019 report from Mind Share Partners found that 80% of workers with a mental health condition said that ‘shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment’ — and that just 37% see their company’s leaders as ‘advocates for mental health at work.'”1
This quote in a Forbes article shook me into thinking deeply about my role as a leader and the critical importance of top-down advocacy for mental health.
It’s up to us to reverse these numbers by being leaders who fearlessly speak up about the importance of mental health.
We can’t make executive decisions, create company policy or whisper about mental health issues behind closed doors.