Mental Health Matters at Work

1 in 4 Americans live with a mental illness.  That means that many of your employees will struggle with a mental health challenge or care for a loved one with a mental illness. 

 

Mental illness and substance abuse annually cost employers an estimated $80 to $100 billion in indirect costs alone, and serious mental illness costs America 193.2 billion in lost earnings every year. Additionally, untreated mental illness can be a cost multiplier. Individuals with untreated mental illness will use inpatient and outpatient services three times more than those receiving treatment.

 

A healthy company depends on an open and positive workplace culture. Unfortunately, the people who need help too often fear the consequences of disclosure. In creating a stigma-free workplace, employers have the unique opportunity to improve the mental health of employees and their families by leveraging their communication vehicles and healthcare programs.  Investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for business.   

 

Mental Health Matters at Work

A free, 60-minute presentation to address stigma in the workplace.  Our speakers are working professionals who discuss the challenges they faced learning to live and work with a mental health condition.  Questions are encouraged and it is these interactions that have been shown to have the greatest impact on attitudinal changes.  

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at natasha@namisf.org

 

 

 

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  • Free 60-minute presentation for any community group or business

  • Includes personal stories by presenters who demonstrate and model recovery

  • Offers a chance for the audience to ask questions and challenge misconceptions 

Request

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please fill out this request form

 

It is recommended that you put your request in at least three weeks in advance since we rely on volunteer availability.

Volunteer

To become a presenter, you must complete a training that helps you craft your personal story and prepares you to present it to audiences.

 

  1. Sign up and attend a NAMI SF Volunteer Orientation to learn more about the program

  2. Complete an online training

  3. Attend an in-person training

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