In the NBC News article, “How to talk about mental health issues at work,” Nicole Thurman, talent management vice president at CHG Healthcare, shares how managers can help destigmatize mental health issues in the office by dedicating some one-on-one time with employees to talk about something other than work.
“If you have an office job, you probably spend a lot of time in meetings. Almost all of those meetings are about work [i.e.] ‘what’s the status of this, what’s the plan for that,’” says Nicole. “We encourage our leaders to also have regular one-on-one meetings about anything the employee wants to talk about. That could mean talking about their family, what’s stressing them out at work or at home or any conflicts they’re dealing with. If employees and their leaders spend time with each other on a personal level, it’s much easier for them to talk about stressors or mental health concerns.”
Find out other ways employers can help make it easier to talk about mental health issues at work in this NBC News article.