Wednesday, September 29 I 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Sadly, suicide continues to be a growing public health concern, with data showing an upward trajectory…before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Suicide is impacting business in diverse industries, with higher risks for some, but all at risk. Join us for our next Virtual Town Hall, Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business, to hear expert, Jodi Frey, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CEAP, discuss:
- Which industries are hit hardest by suicide;
- How to build healthier workplaces to reduce the risk of suicide;
- The role that depression, substance use, and other mental health-related issues play in suicide prevention;
- Current workplace suicide prevention guidelines; and
- The role businesses should play in suicide prevention.
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Headline News & Resources
How To Manage Physical And Mental Health Concerns In The Workplace
The surge of the delta variant has left many employers confused about COVID-19 protocols and guidelines as they begin to develop return-to-office plans. While many offices are already positioned to resume remote work, those companies requiring employees to be onsite must be willing to accommodate and keep open lines of communication with all employees. The workplace should be a safe and secure environment, both physically and mentally.
Pandemic Spike in Anxiety, Stress Prompts Office-Return Suits
The unprecedented public health crisis of COVD-19 has created a legal gray area under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), surrounding accommodations for those with pre-existing and pandemic-induced mental health conditions. Roughly one in three workers reported strain to their mental health about return-to-office plans and the surge of the delta variant.
Equity Must Be The Cornerstone Of Return-To-Office Policies
As employers navigate the complexities of planning and implementing of return-to-office polices, organizations are beginning to recognize that a one size fits all approach isn’t practical. The groundwork of planning must focus on equity and flexibility to account for the disparate impact of COVID-19 including for parents, caregivers and essential workers.