This Year’s ADA Anniversary Marks A Time to Make Certain We Are Not Losing Ground | Blog by Merrill Friedman, Sr. Director, Disability Policy Engagement, Anthem
My hope is that we continue to build on the knowledge and practice gained during this time of crisis and consider when recruiting people with disabilities that they know how to adapt to different work environments effectively with the right supports. Let’s not lose what we have learned as we have navigated the pandemic so we can continue to level the playing field toward true inclusive employment, realizing the promise of the ADA. If that happens, we will all have reason to pause and celebrate this year.
NOD Corporate Leadership Council Members Address Mental Health In The Workplace During The COVID-19 Pandemic
“The National Organization on Disability works alongside global corporate leaders to create diverse and inclusive workplaces, including breaking down the mental health stigma,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “This unprecedented health crisis requires us to collectively take action and openly talk about mental health disabilities. If employers fail to create more inclusive cultures that allow employees to feel comfortable asking for accommodations and supports as they cope with this pandemic, they will be doing a disservice to their workforce and to their brand more broadly.”
The U.S. is One of the Most Stressed Countries in the World: Do you know if your colleague’s mental health is okay?
NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council has companies who are working to create spaces so that employees are less reluctant to share their stories, thus allowing their managers to create more inclusive workspaces, and benefit from their diverse talents and perspectives.
What do the Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Suicides Mean in the Workplace?
How many of your employees or colleagues at work are struggling with mental health issues? Do you know? Have you even considered it? NOD President Carol Glazer explains why employers can’t overlook this billion dollar issue.
Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
NOD asked Dr. Copeland five key questions to find out why employers shouldn’t overlook mental health in the workplace, how to reduce stigma and improve employee engagement, and what Kaiser Permanente is doing to build an inclusive culture.
How Is Your Company Addressing this Trillion Dollar Issue? 6 key takeaways from NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Roundtable on Mental Health
For employers, the need for a successful strategy to deal with mental illness in the workplace is clear. Learn key takeaways from leaders from EY, Johnson & Johnson, and Kaiser Permanente to accommodate and support employees with mental illness in the workplace.
Parents of Disabled Children Can Develop PTSD
I know because it happened to me. Twenty-five years ago my first son, Jacob, was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. Doctors told us Jacob would grow up with both physical and intellectual disabilities. What those doctors didn’t tell me at the time was the emotional toll his illness would take on me. It’s a story all too familiar for parents of children with severe disabilities, yet many of us struggle in silence. This week I decided to share my story publicly for the first time at a mental health forum in New York.
Revisiting the Pain of Mental Illness in America
In the wake of losing both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we revisit a blog written by NOD President Carol Glazer for The Huffington Post. As suicide rates continue to climb, the urgency to de-stigmatize mental illness and eliminate the barriers to asking and receiving treatment is all too clear.
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