Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace                   working minds logo

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Time Requirement: 2 Hours   
Working Minds trains organizations to proactively address suicide in the workplace. This 2-hour training will educate and equip businesses with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the workplace while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges.

The Problem:

  • Deaths by suicide cost the United States $44 billion annually
  • More days of work loss and work impairment are caused by mental illness than many other chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and arthritis
  • In a three-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity
  • Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 to $44 billion

The Solution: Working Minds

Working Minds trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention. 

Program Objectives

At the end of training, Working Minds participants will have:

  1. Increased awareness of suicide prevention.
  2. Increased capacity for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges.
  3. Increased ability to promote help-seeking and help-giving in the workplace.
If you are interested in hosting a Working Minds training or want more information, please contact emma.parkhurst@usu.edu

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Additional Resources
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