32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

The WE in Mental WEllness in the Workplace

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S4-C
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: L100D
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Jamal Givens, JG Enterprises


Mental wellness is everybody’s business, yet most employers lack an effective strategy to address it. Recognizing that almost 25 percent of colleagues have experienced a mental health condition is key to achieving workplace inclusion and wellness. Additionally, avoiding employee mental wellness has significant impact and monetary cost (approximately $1.7 trillion globally) due to lost productivity and absenteeism.

This interactive session will provide an overview of why mental health matters in the workplace and how to integrate attitudes, knowledge, and skills throughout the organization to foster a safe and inclusive environment. The goals of the session are to raise awareness about mental wellness, help destigmatize mental health issues, and provide tips to promote mental wellness in the workplace. Participants will also acquire suicide prevention skills and assess their organizational culture and risk factors to prepare for a constructive conversation with their supervisors.

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize three signs/symptoms of mental health issues
  • Practice intervention strategies to assist a colleague having thoughts of suicide
  • Describe the importance of mental health promotion and risk factors in the organizational culture

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