As organizations begin to see higher and higher instances of short-term and long-term disability requests for mental health issues, the larger concern is helping managers understand what to do with their employees who are experiencing mental health challenges.
In a talk I attended about 2 years ago, I learned that approximately 60-80% of managers want to know how to handle employees with mental health challenges, and fewer than 27% of managers feel appropriately equipped to handle the situation.
I believe that Canada is amongst the world leaders in providing resources for mental health management in the workplace. Here are just a couple of the incredible resources you can access to support your own team members who may be struggling:
Government of Canada - Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health