Workplace Mental Health is Good Business

by James McDonough

HR Expertise and Support,  Member Matters

Conversations with members are frequently about employee relations issues that involve mental health. Mental health issues exact a very high cost on the workplace due to lost productivity, absenteeism, turnover, etc. Not to mention direct health care costs.

Need to tackle this issue in your workplace, but not sure where to start? Here are a few excellent free resources to get started!

Mental Health in the Workplace: Building a Business Case

Working Well: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business

ICU Program (Stop stigma, build awareness)

Right Direction (Depression)

Learn more about workplace mental health at this previous blog:

MSEC members: contact the Library for more online resources that may prove useful for your organization at or 800.884.1328

About the author
James McDonough

James McDonough, HR Research Consultant, consults with Employers Council members to provide guidance and support on their organizational practices. He writes articles, conducts presentations and trainings on HR compliance, organizational effectiveness and business management topics. A graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, James has worked in the public and private sectors in HR and business management.