Building a culture to address workplace stress
Today, half of workers say they engage in unhealthy behaviors to cope with workplace stress. Two-thirds report that workplace issues negatively affect their sleep. Two-thirds also feel it is safer to remain silent about workplace stress than to speak openly to their employers about it. And when they need a day off to deal with their mental health, more than half say that they are afraid to take it.
These are some of the findings from Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) 2019 Mind the Workplace survey and report. MHA is the nation’s largest national organization dedicated to mental health, with affiliates throughout the country. Our mission is to promote prevention, early intervention, and integrated services and supports because these lead people with mental health conditions along pathways to recovery and health.