Why Worker Resilience, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention Matter to Safety and Risk Management Professionals

Safety professionals are keenly aware of job-related injury and mortality data; however, many are not taking into consideration how mental well-being is playing a role in injuries and death. Nor has much attention been given to the impact of psychosocial hazards at work. For example, a November 16, 2018, study published by the Centers for […]

Evaluating Employee Assistance Programs: 15 Questions Workplaces Should Ask to Strengthen the Mental Health Safety Net

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) may be one of the best-kept secrets for many employers. Instead, EAP resources should be widely publicized to help encourage participation by managers, employees, and their family members. Providing support services for employees’ personal and workplace problems that have the potential to negatively affect work can promote vibrant workers and mitigate […]

Want to Help Veterans’ Suicide Prevention? Hire Them.

Employers need to reevaluate their relationship with the military and the profound disconnect that exists between the lip service of “Thank you for your service” and the actual tangible, material benefits we give to our Armed Forces and veterans. Acknowledgment The author would like to thank and acknowledge the contributions to this commentary by authors […]

“Man Therapy”: Engaging Men in Their Mental Health

“You can’t fix your mental health with duct tape,” advises Dr. Richard Mahogany, a fictional therapist who is “manning up” mental health at www.ManTherapy.org. The following is according to Mental Health America. 1-in-5 men develop alcohol dependence in their lifetime. Men are four times more likely to die of suicide than women are. Over 6 million men […]