Instant Insights / Mental Health Awareness Month

Employee mental health is becoming an important issue for employers, and one of the ways to help workers is through their employee benefits packages. Here we look at trends, build awareness, and share ideas for benefits managers and brokers.


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While the responsibility of identifying and managing any medical condition ultimately falls to the employee, employers can provide support or find help for an employee. (Image: Shutterstock)

Americans spend much of their lives at work. At the same time, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Statistically, encountering behavioral health conditions in the workplace is inevitable — it’s how employers choose to understand and address them that matters.


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