Leaders can speak up
While this approach may not be right for everyone and is contingent on the comfort level of the leaders of a company, employers might encourage more open dialogue about mental health issues in the workplace – particularly by those in higher management positions. Admitting one is struggling with mental health is an important step to finding help, but the Advanced Recovery Systems survey found that many employees are not comfortable talking to a manager or boss about what they’re going through
. If employers encouraged those at managerial levels to open up about their own struggles with mental health during the pandemic (or any time in their lives), it could encourage employees to speak up, and seek help, as well.