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Creating a Workplace Culture That Prioritizes Mental Health

Content Warning: This episode includes sensitive information about mental health conditions and suicide, including risk factors and warning signs, which may elicit an emotional response in some listeners. If you need support at any time, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or connect with the Crisis Text Line by texting “TALK” to 741-741.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. To learn more, we spoke with Maggie Mortali, Senior Program Director at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention programming in the workplace. Maggie shares why businesses play a critical role in mental health and how they can set the tone for the well-being of our workforce.

We discuss:

  • How mental health and suicide prevention education creates a stronger workforce
  • Risk factors or warning signs that could indicate an employee needs help
  • Guidance on how to incorporate suicide prevention programming into your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mental health resources available to all organizations

Check out AFSP’s events and initiatives supporting National Suicide Prevention Day, Week, and Month.

Connect with Maggie on Twitter.

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.

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