Did you know that mental health is more common than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined? Yes, I kid you not.


Mental disorders are the single most expensive category of health costs for many employers across industries. It’s estimated that around 17 billion USD is lost in productivity annually in the US because of unaddressed mental health concerns.

Because there’s such a big stigma around it, mental health concerns are not addressed properly. When your employees get depressed, it heavily reflects in their performance. Their productivity is low, and this could affect business operations.

As employers and managers, how can we make our employees more engaged? How can we create a culture of compassion within the workplace and help our people who’re struggling alone in silence?

In this episode, Michelle Dickinson, the author of Breaking Into My Life, is back to talk more about mental health programs and other programs outside mental health aide training that can help employees be more engaged. She also shares 5 steps to help you create that culture of compassion within your workplace.

By the end of this episode, Michelle encourages you to be the catalyst of change in your own organization. Whether you’re going through mental health or not, or you know someone who’s experiencing it, take a stand, and help bring awareness that mental health is important.

What you will learn:

  • Mental health programs that are available to organizations
  • How to cultivate the mental health culture within an organization
  • The lack of compassion in the workplace
  • Other programs outside mental health first aide training to get your people more involved
  • 5 steps to creating a culture of compassion

More about Michelle Dickinson:

Michelle Dickinson is the author of the memoir Breaking Into My Life and has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years. She is currently an associate director at Johnson & Johnson.

Michelle is out to raise awareness and compassion for those struggling with mental illness along with those who care for them, so that more people get the treatment and help they need and deserve. She believes that together we can eradicate the mental health stigma once and for all.

Get to know her more by visiting her website

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