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, and how to help them manage their stress.
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