of Western Michigan Mental Health Foundationof Is good.business program Bring your mental health action plan into the workplace with Trainer’s training methods.of Report of the American Psychological Association Workplace stress costs the US economy more than $500 billion each year.Ah stanford studies They found that workplace stress leads to about $190 billion in spending and about 120,000 deaths annually. Be nice by reducing stress at work. Business programs not only benefit a company’s bottom line, but they also help employees and their families access the mental health care they need. Christy Buck, executive director of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, spoke with MI He Mental Health about workplace mental health programs.
Christy Buck, Executive Director, Western Michigan Mental Health FoundationQ. What workplaces participate in the program?
A. We are in workplaces large and small, manufacturing, schools, real estate, and any company looking to provide mental health and suicide prevention education to their employees. It could be enhancing an already established wellness product program or launching something new that your employees have been asking for. What’s going on is mental health.
Q. How do you integrate be nice? Business program to work? Should I have a mental health professional run this program?
A. Generally, we work with the company’s Human Resources or Benefits department. Our programs are viewed as extensions of wellness and employee assistance programs and are often benefits offered that employees may not be aware of or understand their purpose. not. So it’s good. Business programs are an attraction for people to take advantage of immediate benefits. When I train, I love to start at the top and make sure that CEOs and representatives are aware of the importance of providing this information to their employees.
Is good. business training.Q. Are companies required to hire a mental health professional to implement this program?
A. No, that’s why it’s so easy. This is a tool, an action plan to take if someone may be in the first stages of possible mental illness. It can be painful that it robs you of the ability to go to work, get the job done, or have a great attitude towards work. Mental health often influences key factors that make a successful employee. There may be stressors going on in their lives. There may be stressors going on at their job. They may have a genetic predisposition, a stressor that has a mental health disorder, and all of a sudden it’s the first time they’re having a hard time.
Q. Please tell us about your action plan.
A. What are we good at? What makes the program unique is that it has an action plan to follow. invitation. challenge. Give power. It is the noticing and recognition of sudden changes in someone’s attitude, attendance, job performance, or relationships at work. The invitation will let the person know of any changes that I have noticed. The program asks the person to access some resources. And ultimately, empowerment, making the person feel better and helping them find and access needed resources they didn’t know they had.
Q. How can having mental health resources available in the workplace reduce reluctance to seek help?
A. When people realize that we have this conversation at work and know where to go for help, there is hope that something will get better. A lot of the time when someone is in that point of struggle, frustration and pain, I hear they lose hope. Conversation, suddenly, wow, things could potentially get better. People are talking to each other, “You don’t have to feel this way” or “Your son or daughter shouldn’t have to feel this way”. Often times, what we bring into our work can be happening outside of it.
Q. How do businesses sign up to be nice. How do they get started?
A. They can go to our website, BeNice.org.[プログラム]go to the tab,[ビジネス]Click. Once they complete the form, it will be passed to the appropriate contact here at the West Michigan Mental Health Foundation. A meeting is then set up for the business of interest. They may want to sign up immediately. Or, the next step might be another meeting that requires different layers of people to attend, depending on the size of the company. Program pricing is based on company size.
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The MI Mental Health Series was made possible through funding from the CMH Coalition of Michigan. Health and Research Transformation Center, Genesee Health System, Western Michigan Mental Health Foundation, North Country CMH, Northern Lakes CMH Authority, on point, Sanilac County CMH, St. Clair County CMH, summit point, Washtenaw County CMHand the Michigan Community Mental Health Association.