Mental health is a topic we at the Boston College Center for Work & Family have been exploring and analyzing, based on a surge in interest in how organizations can help support mental health in the workplace. With increased acceptance of employees bringing their whole, authentic selves to the workplace and a focus on holistic well-being, there is more open discussion around mental health and mental illness. In an eloquent essay entitled Finding Daylight on Mental Illness, Brad Harrington, BCCWF Executive Director wrote about his thoughts on the topic and shared his view that mental illness is one of the most pressing and significant health concerns of our time.

We have dedicated the newest publication in our Executive Briefing Series, just released today, to the topic of Mental Health in the Workplace. In this new briefing, we review the prevalence of mental health conditions and the impact of mental health in the workplace, and pay special attention to the issue of stigma. We also provide guidance on supporting employee mental health and creating a psychologically healthy workplace where all employees can thrive.