May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 7, 2020by Whitney Boyer

COVID-19’s impact has created additional anxiety for those with existing mental health challenges, as well as effecting people without previous struggles. When employees don’t feel safe, supported, or emotionally/financially secure, it’s difficult to be effective on the job, wherever that may be. This May is mental health awareness month, and is a perfect time to improve your social health and wellbeing.

Our data has shown that on average, 20-25% of employees suffer from depression and/or anxiety. And that’s just those that have been identified and are seeking help or treatment! Due to the stress and uncertainty of our current crisis, these numbers are increasing every day.

Download the May Mental Health Awareness 2020 Toolkit by Mental Health of America to share this valuable resource and communication material with your employees.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit is focused on resiliency, including tools we all have to adapt with social distancing.

Printable Handouts and Downloadable PDF’s to Email, Post and Share

  • Mental Health Online Screen Assessment
  • Media Materials
  • Social Media and Web Components
  • Outreach Ideas & Additional Resources
  • COVID-19 Infographic
  • Bonus Material Focused on the Coronavirus & Supporting Mental Health During Uncertainty

If you’d like to set up a call to discuss how to best leverage this toolkit or any other virtual modifications in wellness programs and health promotion initiatives, let our Population Health team know by emailing, populationhealth@lhdbenefits.com.

Until then, be sure to take care of your own mental health and know our team is here to support in whatever ways we can.

Article by:
Susan Van Hoosen, CCWS, CHC, RYT-200

LHD Population Health Specialist

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