Words Matter, Language Matters

As an organizational leader, how do you support those living with mental illness and substance misuse? We support by using language that creates a “safe space” for employees to feel seen, heard, and understood. Changing the perception of mental illness begins with embracing person-centered inclusive, non-stigmatizing, and non-discriminatory language.

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Coloring

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The 4 Pillars

The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture

Corporate training that teaches leaders how to create a culture of safety in the workplace. A leading-edge organization has a workplace culture that empowers individuals to step forward to say, “I’m not ok and I need help.”

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Common Problems and Powerful Solutions

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Stigma in the Workplace

Definition:  Stigma is a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something. (Merriam Webster)

Problem:  Stigma and Discrimination thrive on a lack of knowledge and understanding.

Impact:  Stigma in the workplace can contribute to stereotyping, bullying, harassment, loss of employment, and workplace intimidation

Solution:  Educating employees about mental health and substance use can create more open communication, understanding, and empathy.

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Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness

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