The initiative leverages the U.S. Department of Labor’s expertise, programs, policies, partnerships, and authority to advance mental health and wellness in the workforce.
On May 1, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) launched its Mental Health at Work initiative, which leverages DOL's expertise, programs, policies, partnerships, and authority to advance mental health and wellness in the workforce. This initiative will advance wellness in the workforce by reducing stigma and increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing within workplaces; promoting best practices and compliance by employers; and promoting mental health equity and access, especially for marginalized and vulnerable populations. Employers play the most critical role in creating environments where workers are as comfortable seeking support for treating mental health conditions as they are with all other ailments. This is especially important in industries where mental health and substance use conditions are most prevalent, such as construction and mining.
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