Stigma-Free Workplace Initiative
Because Mental Health Matters…
At NAMI Louisville, we believe in the power of mental health assessment and treatment to allow individuals and their families to lead successful, fulfilling lives. That’s why we’ve started the Stigma Free Workplace Initiative.
Mental illness in the workplace is often invisible, but its impact can be felt far and wide. Everything from productivity levels to workplace cohesion, and ultimately, profits, can and likely will be affected.
The statistics speak for themselves:
- Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability in the United States.
- Untreated mental health conditions cost companies 200 million workdays annually – nearly $17 BILLION in lost productivity.
- 8 out of 10 workers with a mental health condition report that shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment.
- Family members are likely to miss work when a loved one is struggling with mental illness.
That’s why NAMI Louisville is introducing a new program to help employers assist an employee struggling with a mental health crisis.
The Stigma Free Workplace Initiative empowers employers to develop and retain experienced human capital while reducing costs associating with absenteeism, stagnant productivity and workplace friction. We engage with employers in a process that promotes diverse, compassionate work environments where mental health is acknowledged and accessibility to resources is prioritized. By destigmatizing mental health, we are opening doors and minds, and creating workplaces where the impact of mental health is minimized through normalizing the conversation.
We help employers build a framework so that an employee or family member in need is met with compassion, assistance, kindness and, most of all, resources. By creating a foundation where the stigma of mental health is removed, workplaces are better equipped to elevate productivity levels quickly and efficiently.
In addition, organizations that achieve certification are seen by potential employees, clients and business partners as great places to work or to form partnerships.
We are proud to recognize Four Pegs Beer Lounge as our first NAMI Louisville Stigma-Free partner!
Click Here to see more of our existing national stigma-free partners