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Why are more and more business leaders considering the mental health of their employees to be a major factor in their business’ overall success? Untreated mental health conditions cost U.S. businesses an estimated $200 billion annually as a result of lost productivity. Eight out of 10 workers with a mental health condition reported that (perceived) shame and stigma prevented them from seeking treatment. This is a staggering number. Even more staggering is that 1 in 5 Americans (or about 20%) suffer from a mental health condition.
NAMI Louisville’s Stigma-Free Workplace Initiative provides tools and resources to help your organization strengthen and retain your most important asset - your people. For many, just knowing they are not alone is a tremendous help. As an employer, promoting the overall wellness of your workforce, with specific resources for mental health, will create a more diverse, inclusive, compassionate, and sustainable work environment and have a positive impact on your bottom line.
More than anything, people suffering from a mental health conditions want to be accepted, without judgment. Investing in the mental health of your employees is a key component in Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives because everyone feels welcome and supported.
By eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness, we can greatly reduce absenteeism and turnover in the workplace and enhance the individual contributions of employees who have positively addressed their mental health challenges.
NAMI Louisville’s Stigma-Free Workplace Initiative can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. We are local and hands-on. We will work with you to design a plan of action that best suits your business. Custom training sessions, videos, presentations, and a variety of printed materials are just some of the offerings we can provide through our partnership. We also extend our services to the families of your employees because, even if not directly, mental health conditions affect each member of the household.
"NAMI Louisville has been a great resource to provide for those who are faced with the ongoing challenges that the pandemic has brought on. We are so grateful for their partnership."
Jennifer Glassner, AVP, Regional Business and Community Development Manager, Republic Bank
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