By becoming a CEO Against Stigma, executives will learn what steps they can take to ensure their company is on the right track in supporting workers and boosting morale, productivity, and the overall bottom line. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania has resources for companies that can help executives and employees.
What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
An Employee Assistance Program is an employer-sponsored service designed to assist employees in getting help for personal or family problems including mental health, substance use, addiction, marital problems, parenting problems, emotional problems, or financial or legal concerns.
These workplace toolkits provide information on how managers and employees can encourage a stigma-free working environment.
CEOs Take Action!
As the leader of your company, you have the power to create a supportive workplace culture. To get started, sign the CEO Pledge that signifies your commitment to making mental health a priority in the workplace.
Send a Memo
Customize the CEOs Against Stigma Memo to employees that announces your company’s partnership with NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania and the steps you intend to take to educate and support employees.
In order to gauge the existing mental health landscape in workplaces in southwestern Pennsylvania, a brief seven-question survey was designed. Of the regional CEOs and human resources executives polled:
- 73% are aware of employees who are experiencing mental health concerns or who have family members experiencing mental health concerns.
- 58% of companies have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- 90% of executives are concerned about the loss of productivity in the workplace due to depression and other mental health conditions.
In creating materials for CEOs Against Stigma, statistics from a number of resources were used. Below is a list of sources.
American Psychiatric Association Foundation Center for Workplace Mental Health
Survey of U.S. Workers Reveals Impact on Productivity from Depression
Quantifying the Cost of Depression
World Health Organization
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Harvard Health Publishing. Harvard Medical School. Mental health problems in the workplace. Feb. 2010.
NAMI Massachusetts: BAD FOR BUSINESS: The Business Case for Overcoming Mental Illness Stigma in the Workplace
Borderline Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Succeeding at Work
Living with a Mental Health Condition
Family Members and Caregivers
Job Accommodation Network
Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Disability Resources
Taking Charge of Your Mental Health
If you are interested in becoming a CEO Against Stigma, request more information.