Overview

A program designed to help workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health. The program builds a business case for suicide prevention while promoting help-seeking and help-giving. 

The Problem:

  • ​Deaths by suicide cost the United States $44 billion dollars annually
  • More days of work loss and work impairment are caused by mental illness than many other chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and arthritis.
  • In a 3 month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity.
  • ​Depression is estimated to cause 400 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 to $44 billion


The Solution: Working Minds

Working Minds trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention.

The Working Minds training is listed on the National Best Practices Registry for suicide prevention. This training will educate and equip businesses with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the workplace.


Working Minds Training:

This training gives participants the skills and tools to appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical think­ing about workplace mental health challenges, and by promoting help-seeking and help-giving.​

Who Should Attend

All levels of HR​


Credits

Course ID #HR184



Class Details

There are no scheduled instances of this class for the remainder of the year. Check out our new course catalog this fall, or click below to explore onsite options.

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