Workplace Mental Health Awareness Information In Kentucky

Mind The Workplace 2021 Report

Mental Health America’s new Mind the Workplace 2021 Report provides an opportunity to better understand the mental health challenges that employees across company size and industry experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data in the report comes from the Work Health Survey, which measured the perceptions of 5,030 employees across 17 industries in the United States between February 13, 2020 – September 9, 2020. Survey questions measured financial insecurity, burnout, supervisor support, workplace stress, and mental illness.

 

Download the 2021 Mind The Workplace Report here.

Work Health Survey

Need a mental health screening? Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

 

Take a Mental Health Test here.

Mental Health First Aid-Adult

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. More on Mental Health First Aid from MHFA USA.

 

2022 Mental Health First Aid Courses
Courtesy of DBHDID, all Kentuckians can join the course for free, a value of $175!  Make sure to choose that ticket option for the event.

 

September 16, 2022 Virtual Adult

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/277064636787

 

October 7, 2022 Virtual Adult

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/277065198467

Question-Persuade-Refer Trainings

QPR is a 60 minute suicide prevention training that has been proven to save lives. You will learn to ask the Question: “Are you thinking about suicide”. You will also learn methods of persuasion for getting someone to seek treatment. And then you’ll learn where to refer individuals who are contemplating suicide, or maybe who are not there yet but do need help.

 

Additional information for the QPR Institute here.

Emotional Intelligence

What is emotional intelligence and how does it apply in the workplace? Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to manage both your own emotions and understand the emotions of people around you. There are five key elements to EI: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. People with high EI can identify how they are feeling, what those feelings mean, and how those emotions impact their behavior and in turn, other people. It’s a little harder to “manage” the emotions of other people – you can’t control how someone else feels or behaves. But if you can identify the emotions behind their behavior, you’ll have a better understanding of where they are coming from and how to best interact with them.

 

Learn more about emotional intelligence here.

Mental Health Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

The Bell Seal For Workplace Mental Health

An employer that commits to mental health can have a significant impact on the organization’s overall health. Mental Health America (MHA)’s Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a national certification program to recognize employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces. Led by our rich history in research and advocacy, the Bell Seal’s holistic evaluation of employer practices considers the entire employee experience.

 

Learn how to get Bell Seal certified here.

Data, Statistics, And Solutions

Workplace Mental Health

For many of us, a quarter to a third of our lives will be spent in the workplace. On a daily basis, we will spend more waking hours in our workplace than at home, and experience more exchanges with team members than family members. Job satisfaction and levels of productivity depend on workplace culture, work demands, work support, and work rewards. Simultaneously, an organization relies on a productive and engaged workforce to remain competitive and meet external demands.

 

Mental Health America of Kentucky recognizes the psychological impact that workplaces can have on their employees. Millions of employees spend a large part of their day, and lifetime, at work, increasing the effect that workplace environments can have on psychological well-being.  MHA’s research is part of an ongoing commitment to uncovering workplace disparities and addressing the psychological needs of the workforce.

Mind The Workplace 2021

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Mental Illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. No matter what kind of mental health problem someone is facing, it is always possible to get better. If you think you’re experiencing a mental illness, try to find any kind of support earlier than later. Like other illness, treating mental illnesses early can help you get better faster.

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