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10 Ways to Advocate for your Mental Health at Work

Checklists Jun 13, 2024

Mental health in the workplace is a critical issue, with a 2023 report revealing that a staggering 86% of employees experienced at least one mental health challenge in the previous year​. Addressing mental health at work is not just a matter of employee well-being but also a key factor in maintaining productivity, engagement, and overall workplace harmony. With work-related stress and burnout cited as top factors impacting employees' mental health, it's essential for both employees and employers to take proactive steps to create a supportive work environment​. Here are several effective individual ways you can advocate for your mental health at work.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.