Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Stigma at Work

Stigma is a key reason why mental health struggles often go unaddressed in the workplace, leading to consequences like high turnover and reduced productivity. Employers can help reduce mental health stigma with the following seven strategies.

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While most employers acknowledge the need to support employee mental health, less than one in 10 employees say their workplace is free of mental health stigma. When mental health is stigmatized, people often feel that they may be judged or perceived negatively for seeking professional mental health support. Employees continue to have symptoms or experience distress, and as a result, businesses may see higher turnover, reduced productivity, and other unfavorable business outcomes.

In this guide you’ll discover:

  • Seven common sources of mental health stigma
  • The key to lower health plan spending, reduce turnover, and improve engagement
  • Seven ways to address mental health stigma in the workplace