Plymouth Foam, an Altor Solutions Company, has long known the value of putting people first. In fact, we call ourselves a people first workplace! But creating a business where people matter as much as the business involves a lot of work and incorporates a lot of elements. Much of the conversation around healthy workplaces these days has to do with compensation and flexibility. While those are valuable topics of discussion, just as important is mental health.
Of course, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge that fair pay and flexibility in the workplace contribute to mental health in employees, but they’re also just one small part of a larger picture. Both the American Psychiatric Association and Mental Health America acknowledge that there is no one known factor that causes mental illness. So while stress, be it in the workplace or at home, can contribute to the onset of mental illness, it’s rarely the sole factor.
Nevertheless, many companies around the world are starting to realize that in order to care for their most important asset – their people – they need to build awareness of the warning signs someone’s mental health is suffering. In addition to being able to recognize these signs, employees need to know where to turn to when they or a coworker need help.
For Plymouth Foam’s Wisconsin offices, a local organization, The Sheboygan Worksite Wellness Coalition, just released a number of infographics detailing where and how to use crisis services in the county. Plymouth Foam has already shared these among team members for their use in and outside of work. We know that having information on hand in a moment of crisis makes it easier to use and implement. As part of our ongoing mission to care for our people, we will continue to promote wellness practices both in and out of the office.
If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a mental health crisis, we encourage you to reach out to your local Mental Health America office or another qualified healthcare provider. If you are local to Sheboygan County, we have attached the infographics below for your use.
Wishing all of you and your families, be they at home or at work, continued and renewed health and wellbeing in these challenging times.
For more information in the Sheboygan Wisconsin area, check out: http://www.healthysheboygancounty.org/