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Important Steps to Make World Mental Health Day a Priority

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Building a strong mental health community in your workplace in a a few simple steps. With the right support in place, it’s easier than you assume.

It almost seems like mental health has become a buzzword over the past several years. From stories on the nightly news to frequent TED Talks and even “Moon Knight”, one of the latest Marvel superheroes, the topic of mental health is all around us. But that hasn’t always been the case. For far too long, many have suffered in silence and others remain unaware of the impacts both big and small that mental health has on us all.

World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2022, is looking to help change that by raising awareness about mental health throughout global circles. The World Health Organization, WHO, is using the day to launch a campaign around the theme of Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. This day is an opportunity for people with mental health conditions, advocates, governments, employers, employees, and other stakeholders to come together on this vital topic.

In the United States, one out of every five American adults has experienced a mental health issue. And thankfully, treatment of those issues is on the rise. But while global campaigns can have a critical impact, it’s important to recognize the powerful change you can make locally through your workplace culture.

Here at Pivot, there’s a steadfast focus on our employees’ mental health. This past summer, change communications consultant Jamie Vargo shared her own mental health story and some important tips on support, prioritization, and building awareness.

About the Author

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Brian Estee, Pivot Strategies Alum

Brian brings 20+ years of corporate communications experience across a range of industries including consumer electronics, financial services and hospitality. HIs love of storytelling and innate curiosity for learning new things serves his clients well as he’s adept at distilling high-level strategic vision into actionable, real language that informs and inspires teams. A strong employee advocate, Brian loves cutting through the corporate noise to help companies bring the power of their culture to the forefront.

 

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