Coronavirus and the Workplace
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the mitigation efforts put in place, workplaces of all sizes were forced to adapt and leaders were faced with difficult decisions. Whether employees are working remotely or still going into the workplace, they are dealing with a lot of changes and uncertainty which can lead to stress and anxiety. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is compiling resources for executives so they can help guide their employees during these unprecedented times.
A Top Priority: Employee Mental Health & Well-Being During & Beyond COVID-19 by the Center for Workplace Mental Health
COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-Being by the Center for Workplace Mental Health
Ready Pittsburgh Toolkit by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Pittsburgh Region Response to COVID-19 by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Working Remotely During COVID-19 Guide by the Center for Workplace Mental Health
MAKING HEADLINES | CEOs Against Stigma
Our Region’s Business
In June 2019, the CEOs Against Stigma initiative was featured on Our Region’s Business with Bill Flanagan. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels appeared on the show with Bill Schlagel from Ernst & Young, a company with a robust employee wellness program. The program aired on June 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV.
Mayor Peduto Signs the Pledge
On May 23, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto held a ceremony in the City-County Building and signed the CEO Pledge. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania CEO Christine Michaels and Joni Schwager, Executive Director of the Staunton Farm Foundation, also participated in the event. Staunton Farm is funding the CEOs Against Stigma project for three years. Video of the ceremony can be found here.
In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania officially launched the CEOs Against Stigma project with a kickoff breakfast at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh on May 7. CEOs and other executives from nearly 40 companies attended.
In the News
May 17, 2019: WESA-FM radio host Kevin Gavin interviews NAMI Keystone PA CEO Christine Michaels and Joni Schwager, Exec. Dir. of the Staunton Farm Foundation, on addressing mental health in the workplace. (21:30 – 33:37)
Workplace Mental Health Articles, Blogs, and More
—Dec. 23, 2019: We Need More Workplace Leaders Talking About Their Own Mental Health: Celebrity Stories Aren’t Enough
—Oct. 15, 2019: 62% of Employees Want Leadership To Speak Openly About Mental Health
—Sept. 20, 2019: Employer Kindness Can Improve Performance and Mental Health
—Sept. 20, 2019: How to Improve Mental Health at Your Workplace
—Sept. 10, 2019: The Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking About Suicide Prevention and Mental Wellness
—May 7, 2019: Connecting Employee Engagement and Mental Health at the Workplace
—May 1, 2019: Walgreens wants its pharmacists trained for mental health crises
—Feb. 13, 2019: Millennial Mental Health In The Workplace
—Nov. 1, 2018: We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work
—Sept. 27, 2018: Anxiety is expensive: Employee mental health costs rise twice as fast as all other medical expenses
For media inquiries about the CEOs Against Stigma program, contact Maria Kakay, Director of Communications and Marketing at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 412-366-3788.
If you are interested in becoming a CEO Against Stigma, request more information.