Brain with gears Mental HealthAwareness month is the time to double down on culture and createmoments of meaningful conversation and support, so that employeesfeel truly known and cared for.

As we move into Mental Health Awareness Month amid a globalpandemic, the fierceness and totality of the moment invites us tostop, reflect, and consider the impact of this crisis on our collective mentalhealth. As humans, we are wired to seek certainty andpredictability, and while many organizations are focused onbusiness continuity planning, employee mental health is emergingmore poignantly than ever as an urgent focus.

While we are sheltering in place, the line between home and workhas become blurred. We are challenged to bemothers, fathers, caretakers, employees, and romantic partners allat once while sitting at our kitchen tables with our laptops.Moment to moment we are called to role- and task switch without theusual rituals of transition that helped us shift from one tapestryto another, pre-COVID-19.

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