In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition and work continues in fighting stigmas and providing support and advocacy for those with mental health issues.
Protect your health. Preserve your mental health. Prevent bad and sometimes tragic outcomes from ever happening.
The focus of Workplace Safety & Awareness for the month of May will be why Mental Health Awareness Matters at Work. Employees should be the most valued asset for employers and Mental Health disorders can have a significant cost in the workplace, a loss in productivity and absenteeism. We spend a lot of time at work and given all the time we spend at work we ought to have a healthy physically and mentally work environment.
Over Spring break the Enumclaw Campus staff and faculty were fortunate to participate in an 8 hour Mental Health First Aid training class that was provided by the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation as part of a large grant they received to address mental health issues on the plateau. Check out other opportunities for Mental Health First Aid training!
Mental health is one of our greatest assets. It supports focus at work, overcoming obstacles, relationships with the people around you and overall well-being. We all encounter mental health every day. Whether you are dealing with stress, a divorce, or a natural disaster, it’s important to learn what’s affecting your health.