Mental Health in the Workplace

August 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

**Virtual Meeting**

Mental illness is an epidemic in our country, costing billions of dollars to employers each year. Research shows that lost productivity due to depression and anxiety costs the global economy $1 trillion per year.

But there's hope. Nearly 75% of workers say they want their employer to invest in mental health…over equity, sustainability, and diversity. And studies show that companies that are willing to talk about mental health at work have improved productivity, employee satisfaction, and retention.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Prevalence of mental illness worldwide
  • The mental illnesses that are most diagnosed
  • Impact mental illness has on business: retention & productivity
  • Estimated financial impact if companies don’t invest in mental health
  • Signs & Symptoms or Key Indicators
    • How to know if you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness
    • How mental health symptoms may present themselves in a work setting
  • Strategies for Employers & Employees to Create Positive Impact
    • Education
    • Supervision Structure
    • Employee Policies
    • Fostering a Sense of Belonging
  • Immediate Access to Resources in Your Local Community
    • Phone Support
    • Online Directory for Therapists
    • Clinics and Treatment Locations


About the Speaker:

Erin Fisk is the founder of Fisk Solutions, a company that believes in "mental health everywhere." With over 1 in 5 people diagnosed with a mental illness each year and even more without treatment, Erin knows that businesses, schools, restaurants, religious groups and even your local post office is full of people who need support. Plus, the business case for mental health in the workplace is clearfor every $1 invested in mental health, $4 returns to the economy.

Through her personal experiences, training at Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University and 19 years of insatiable professional growth—she’s built a captivating business model that equips learners to get the help theyre seeking and be their best in the workplace.

Erin’s mental health trainings give immediate resources and tools to transform teams in any industry. Customized design offers expert instruction for every budget. Her enthusiastic, warm and inviting style eases hesitations to talk about this too-often taboo topic.

When she’s not training and cheering on businesses, she’s celebrating and supporting her two young children, wife, and two rescued coonhounds in Grand Rapids, MI.

This program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits.


$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 12:00 pm August 11

$0.00 Pre-Paid Members

$10.00 Student Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket
$35.00 after 12:00 pm August 11

$0.00 Pre-Paid Members


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