Did you know that every 12.9 minutes a suicide occurs in the U.S.? Even more concerning, 90% of suicide victims have mental health disorders that could have been treated. The suicide rate must go down, and we all have a role to play. It’s important that we continue to expand our understanding of behavioral health issues in the workplace and our efforts to create a supportive work environment.
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day and Suicide Prevention Month, we’ve pulled together some of the best resources available to help you and your employees learn more about how to address behavioral health issues in the workplace.
Here are a few of the many places you can access behavioral health and suicide prevention information, services, workplace-based training, and more:
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Education and Prevention Programs
- The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Resource Library
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ support group network
- The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Mental Health First Aid Program
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Wellness Work’s workplace training programs
To learn more about how you can create a more supportive work environment for employees with behavioral health conditions, check out our Behavioral Health Take Action Checklist.