One in five adults has a mental health condition. While revealing and accommodating mental illness remains a challenge in the workplace and beyond, successful strategies are emerging for addressing mental health in the workplace.

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Aug 28, 2020

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. 

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Apr 16, 2020

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.”

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May 31, 2019

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.

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Jun 25, 2018

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.

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May 16, 2018

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.

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Nov 20, 2017

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.

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Nov 3, 2017

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.

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Aug 25, 2014

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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Corporate Leadership Council Member Content

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Compilation of Resources on Mental Health
During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we've compiled resources and articles to help NOD Corporate Leadership Council members understand and address the issue in their workplaces. 

 

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