According to Wikipedia, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the U.S. since 1949. Photo: Choat/

Discussions around the impact of mental health and well-being in the workplace are frequent “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” topics. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are offering our thoughts on the current state of mental health in the workplace.

Even before the pandemic, benefits managers were evolving employee benefits to equip employees and plan members better with mental health resources. However, as the work-from-home assignments continued and social isolation set in, employers became even more aware of the impact of mental health and well-being on productivity, absence and performance. With greater emphasis on employee well-being, we are hopeful that programs initiated during the pandemic will continue to support improved access to care and break down stigma related to mental health.

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