Mental Health in the Workplace

March 15, 2021

By Judith Verhave, Founder & CEO of Next Chapter Solutions and Vertus Advisory Board Member

“I cannot remember the last time I did not worry, I did not spend my day worrying about so much stuff.  Every day is something different. I just want to wake up and go through my day and not worry, and not wonder and not know what the future holds –because this right here sucks…..It just feels like failing, every day, at everything I do.”  (The New York Times, 2/7/2021)

The feelings of despair, anxiety, depression, general mental health issues, have reached a crescendo over the past year and employers are going to be faced with the challenges of a workforce grappling with complex mental health issues.  The pandemic has only increased the challenges, whether financial, physical or emotional.

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