Workplace Mental Health Resources
If you or someone you know is in crisis, free and confidential 24-hour support is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or call or text 988.
Center for Workplace Mental Health
The Center for Workplace Mental Health offers a range of tools to help employers create a more supportive workplace environment and advance mental health policies at their organizations. Resources include ready-to-use trainings and case studies of workplace mental health initiatives in action.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
EAPA is a membership organization that provides education and services to employee assistance professionals (EAPs) and others interested in behavioral health and employee wellbeing. As part of this, it also assists employers in understanding EAP services and options for offering them.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
EARN helps employers recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified people with disabilities and build disability-I inclusive workplace cultures. Among its resources is a Mental Health Toolkit, which outlines best practices and mental health initiatives implemented by a variety of companies. EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations. It offers a range of resources on its website as well as one-on-one assistance to both employers and individuals with a range of disabilities, including mental health conditions. JAN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America promotes mental health through advocacy, education, research and services to individuals with mental health conditions and their families, including through peer support. It also offers a range of resources for use in the workplace, including the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health recognition program for employers.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI works to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. It has hundreds of local affiliates across the U.S. that raise awareness and provide support to individuals and families. Through its “StigmaFree Company” program, businesses can pledge to create an accepting and mentally healthy work culture, and access resources to assist.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Mental Health
SAMHSA is a federal agency that works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental health conditions on America’s communities. It offers a variety of materials employers can use to educate employees about substance abuse and mental health, including treatment locators to help employees access help for themselves or their families.
The Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do? Workplace Guide is a companion resource to the PSA. It shares important background and outlines things we can all do to promote a mental health-friendly workplace. Organizational leaders, employee resource groups (ERGs) and others can use the guide to raise awareness about mental health in their own workplaces and/or facilitate discussions about collaborative approaches to workplace wellbeing.