May is National Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., which makes it the perfect time to assess the ways in which your company supports – or fails to support – employees’ mental health.

Not only is providing employees with resources to manage stress and other mental health challenges the right thing to do from an ethical perspective, but it also makes good business sense. When your employees are struggling with their mental health, your company is likely to experience lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and increased rates of disengagement, among other things.

The folks at employee assistance program LifeWorks recently put together an infographic outlining why your employees’ mental health should matter and what you can to support it. Check it out below:


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