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Destigmatizing Mental Health at Work: Best Practices for the Modern Workplace

Mental health stigma, or the shame associated with needing mental health care, can prevent your employees from getting the care they need. Here’s how to prevent stigma and create a healthy work environment.

About the Panel

Sherice Torres is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She currently serves as Global Director of Inclusion at Google – responsible for driving inclusion strategy including employee resource groups, leadership inclusion councils, inclusion partnerships, events, and insights. Sherice is the mother of 2 boys, with a passion for revolutionizing the public education system in the US, and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women and people of color.

Mental health stigma is a workplace issue

Untreated mental illness perpetuates suffering for employees, turning treatable mental health conditions into serious and costly issues like heart disease, substance abuse, and depression. It also costs companies billions of dollars each year in lost productivity.

Learn strategies to reduce mental health stigma, including:

  • Investing in comprehensive mental health benefits
  • Starting conversations about mental health and modeling healthy behaviors
  • Launching effective mental health literacy and awareness programs
  • And more