May Is Mental Health Month. Are You Checking in with Friends, Coworkers and Family Members?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has impacted not only the physical health but the mental health of people around the world.

Here at Intelex, we focus a lot on occupational safety and health. What goes unsaid is that mental health is just as essential to workplace safety as safety management systems and personal protective equipment. Now more than ever, people are feeling disconnected from friends, family and coworkers. The COVID-19 pandemic not only has negatively impacted mental health for many people, it has created barriers to treatment.

Millions of adults and children around the world experience mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. According to a statement released by the White House, nearly one in five Americans – some 52 million adults – lives with a mental health condition.

“Those living with mental health conditions are our family, friends, classmates, neighbors … Read more...