Wellness Wednesday: May is National Mental Health Month!


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 Americans are living with a mental health condition. Mental Health conditions are common and treatable but often treatment isn’t sought due to the stigma – negative stereotypes about mental illness that persist in and out of the workplace.

Below are just a few things that you can do to create a stigma-free culture around mental health:

  • See the whole person – A person’s mental health condition does not define who they are
  • Offer support – Don’t be afraid to reach out if you think someone is struggling
  • Challenge Misconceptions – Speak up if you hear a co-worker spread stereotypes and myths about mental illness
  • Mind your words – Use respectful language and avoid labels surrounding mental health

For more resources and information on how you can build a stigma free culture, visit www.nami.org.

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