- Continuously communicated.
- Lived by leaders in their words and behaviors.
- Formally and informally reinforced, recognized and rewarded
- Integrated throughout all operations.
- Used as a compass to guide decisions.
- Measured and monitored against goals.
- Committed to, not simply complied with.
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- What does your company’s culture say about how you value mental health as a part of overall wellness?
- What does the work environment tell people about how they should best deal with stress? Conflict? Depression? Addiction?
- Does your company’s leadership model mentally healthy behavior? Is emotional intelligence and mental health self-care supported?
- Is anyone at the top level of leadership “out” and talking about their recovery journey from addiction or mental health challenges?
- Is mental health promotion and suicide prevention part of your Health and Safety Programs? (e.g., training on early identification and intervention, mental health resources like Employee Assistance Programs, suicide prevention hotlines, peer support resources, etc.)
- Do employees recognize unidentified and untreated addiction and serious mental health conditions as a potential safety hazard just as they would someone with a head injury, heart condition or broken leg?
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- A Mindset of Safety, viewing every situation and decision through the lens of safety.
- Safe Behaviors that ensure a safe workplace.
- A recognition that mental health is as vital as physical health.
- An understanding of resources available to stay physically and mentally healthy.