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"Mental wellbeing is vital to overall health, and there is more need than ever for a focus on it in the workplace. Strong workplace programs and education can help build a more inclusive culture for employees. Together, we can help more people embrace health in all forms so they can be their best selves at work and at home.”  

Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life, U.S.

Considering a mental health strategy for your employees?  

You may have noticed an increase in absences or disability claims or inpatient behavioral health stays or a general decline in optimism. Perhaps you want to better ensure you have a workplace free of mental health stigma and that you offer health and wellness programs that encourage self care. Regardless of what triggers you to focus on employee mental wellness, we applaud you.  

 

Mental wellness at Sun Life 

On-staff behavioral health experts including licensed clinical social workers partner on employee claims and engage with treating providers, to help employees on claim who have mental health concerns take that next step toward their best life. Plus, our own HR team has built an inclusive environment for Sun Life’s own employees, encouraging self care and engagement, whether employees work from home or return to the office. 

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
 

90% of people who die by suicide have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition (NAMI)  
 

Read about suicide warning signs and prevention, compiled by Sun Life Behavioral Health Consultant Lisa Jacobus, LICSW

Join us as we share what we know and experience in support of mental wellness

Together, we can help employees across the mental health continuum:

  • healthy and at work
  • at work and need support
  • off work and recovering
  • planning for a sustained return to work
  • The Household Pulse Survey conducted by the CDC and Census Bureau in July of 2020 found that the number of  U.S. adults with symptoms of anxiety disorder and/or depressive disorder have quadrupled since before the pandemic 

This content is not to be considered legal advice. We recommend that Clients speak with legal counsel as necessary.

Group insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, MA) in all states except New York. In New York, group insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing, MI).

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