There’s never been a better time to consider mental health and how it affects your business.
Business owners and managers, and the self-employed, take heed: 21% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2020 (52.9 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults. 5.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2020 (14.2 million people). This represents 1 in 20 adults. With these numbers, the workforce cannot help but be impacted. This large number of people needs support and without it, their health and your business will suffer. Historically, we haven’t spoken about mental health, wellness, or even neurodivergency in public, but it’s time to drop the shame and instead, get ahead of it and offer support and resources. This book will help equip employers, employees, and the self-employed with information, tools, and resources to be proactive and deal with issues before, during, and after their appearance. The current global climate drives home the need to create a supportive environment where everyone can do their jobs to the best of their abilities. This author has a wealth of experience providing Indigenous people and other individuals with assistance. There’s never been a better time to consider mental health and how it affects your business.
About the Author
Priscilla Omulo of Tsartlip First Nation has amassed more than a decade of experience advocating for and working with Indigenous youth and families. She sits on a variety of anti-racism boards and task forces. Omulo was also awarded the Women’s Collaborative Hub - Indigenous Leadership Award (2019). She is also the author of Self-Counsel Press title Amplifying Indigenous Voices in Business.