What Employers Need to Know About Suicide Prevention

April 08, 2022

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News

Harvard Business Review

With the proper information and tools, employers can take key steps to prevent suicide among their employees. For example, it is important to know the workplace factors that may place staff at risk for suicide, such as interpersonal stress, unstable employment, and unsafe working conditions. To help protect employees from suicide risk, employers can create a work environment that fosters respect, connectedness, and inclusion. Other important workplace prevention strategies include identifying employees at risk and putting measures in place for responding to a suicide or mental health crisis. Employers can also be aware of dates or anniversaries that could be upsetting for suicide attempt or loss survivors. Making long-term investments in policies and programs that prevent suicide and promote mental health can help ensure workers who are struggling get the help they need.

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