2021 May Thinking Thursday: Suicide Awareness in the Workplace
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Suicide and the impacts of suicide on the lives of a business's employees can be substantial. As many have heard, unfortunately Montana leads the nation in the rate of suicides. Approximately 80% of all people who die by suicide are working age (18-65), making the workplace a valuable and potentially life-saving location to address suicide prevention. As a business, what can you do? How can you help your employees and your workplace feel more confident and educated when handling these issues?
In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Malia Freeman of the Flathead City-County Health Department will be leading this month’s Thinking Thursday, highlighting topics such as:
- Modeling and promoting a safe workplace
- Staff trainings for suicide prevention
- Local resources and prevention materials
- National guidelines for workplace suicide prevention