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By Yvonne Nellums on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
With the observance of Mental Health Month in May, it is a good time to consider what your company is doing to help promote good mental health in the workplace. As we know, health isn’t just about our physical well-being but also about our mental well-being. When we talk about health, we have to see the whole person and make use of the tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together.
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While it is true that health insurance and other employer-paid benefits can come with a hefty price tag, some organizations may be short-sighted to dismiss the value of providing access to those benefits.
Not many people enjoy taking time to review or talk about insurance. Our agent joked that it’s a toss up between going to the dentist or meeting with your insurance agent. No one wants to do either, but they are both important and if attended to regularly can prevent bad news later!
An employee approaches the owner of a large retail store to inform her that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which will require time away from work for counseling. During the meeting, the owner doesn’t ask the employee if she can tell other staff members about this health condition nor does the employee specifically grant permission. Under these circumstances, can the owner share this information with others at work?