October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of worldwide mental health issues. It’s also an opportunity for employers to mobilize efforts in support of mental health on the heels of September’s National Suicide Prevention month. Employers can play a critical role in preventing suicide in the workforce and protecting employees from stress, disengagement and burnout. Every 40 seconds, someone dies from suicide. According to a 2018 study, work stress such as long hours and job strain is a leading cause of suicide among Americans. Suicide has become a global health crisis and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States–a rate that has risen 30% since 1999.
Read the article on Forbes.com where Bryan Robinson interviews Tom Miller, CEO of ClearForce, about the steps ClearForce takes to prevent workplace suicide.