Mental health issues are more common in the workplace than we might think. Unfortunately, many managers and leaders are not aware of the issues that might be affecting their employees and the role they might be playing in perpetuating them. Unaddressed mental health issues can result in underperformance, lack of productivity, and low workplace morale, all of which can negatively impact an organization’s bottom line. Addressing these issues is not only important for individuals’ overall well-being but for the health of the organization as a whole.
In Mental Blocks: A Concise Corporate Guide to Employee Mental Health, psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Richmond encourages leaders and managers to consider their leadership style and the role it might play in employee mental health. By detailing some of the most common mental health issues affecting employees, this book will guide employers on helping their employees manage these issues, therefore creating a happier and healthier workplace.