October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All. “Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.”
The workplace is a natural fit for a focus on mental health in general, and mental health first aid in particular, because colleagues and managers may be the first to recognize the signs of mental health issues in their co-workers.
Employers who want to learn more about this topic can join us at the 2017 Employers' Forum on Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being in San Francisco, California, January 25-26, 2017.
For more tools and resources on mental health, Global Business Group on Health members can access the GBGH website.