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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In mid-February in Aurora, Illinois, a 15-year employee, called into Human Resources at his employer’s facility for a termination meeting, opened fire with a handgun, killing five employees, including the human resources manager, a human resources intern and the plant manager, as well as wounding five police officers. According to its most recent statistics, the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 458 workplace homicides in 2017, 351 of which involved shootings.


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