Why Prioritize Mental Health in the Workplace?

Just as physical health impacts job performance, mental health plays a crucial role in employees’ productivity, engagement, and satisfaction. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of mental health in the workplace. Human resource professionals and company leadership play a critical role in creating a supportive environment where employees can thrive both personally and professionally.

The McHenry County Mental Health Board is dedicated to raising awareness through workshops, training sessions, and informational resources. By prioritizing mental health, we can create a supportive work environment where employees feel valued, engaged, and empowered.

Mental Health in the Workplace Training

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace – QPR Gatekeeper Training

The Mental Health Board in partnership with the Community Foundation for McHenry County offers QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention to McHenry County.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Across the country nearly 45,000 people die by suicide each year.
In the last 2 decades suicide rates have increased across the U.S. by 30%.

Death by suicide is a national problem. It touches all ages and backgrounds. Mental health professionals agree that people who think about taking their own lives feel trapped by what they perceive as a hopeless situation, feel cut off by life and friendships, and they want to end what they perceive as unbearable pain. The causes are complex and the pain is real, and regardless of the often unanswerable “why,” most suicides leave behind people who suffer intense grief.

Join the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Join the efforts of SPTF to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, provide education, implement prevention programs and provide support for those affected by suicide within McHenry County, Illinois.