How to prioritize mental health in the workplace

“The hardest thing to understand is you can't just put your mental health on a timeout.”

Michael Phelps

Olympic swimmer &

founder of the Michael Phelps Foundation 




This May, we are using our Engagement Guide to highlight nonprofits that offer opportunities to raise awareness for mental health. 

Mental Health Month was established by U.S. presidential proclamation in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives. Then, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) acknowledged the burden of disease of mental illness and defined mental health as a priority for global development by including mental health among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. 

“Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities represent a significant proportion of the world’s population. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime,” according to the UN. 

We invite our community to foster mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, for the good of the individual and collective alike.  






How to prioritize mental health in the workplace


There are many ways for individual employees to safeguard their mental health in the workplace through sensible boundaries, empathetic communication, and more. But it's up to managers and corporate social responsibility leaders (CSR) to guide our organizations toward more conscientious and socially sustainable practices in our offices and our communities. 


Deed is a workplace giving and volunteering platform that puts people first, because user experience shouldn’t stand between you and doing good. We help social impact and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) teams foster genuine human connection by empowering employees to support causes they care about together in-person and online. Backed by PayPal and a solid infrastructure of trusted payment processors, our Fortune 500 partners support +2 million nonprofits with ease. And together, our community is doing more good deeds everyday at work, at home, in our neighborhoods, and all over the world. 


To join the community making a difference this May, reach out now to claim your copy of our full "Mental Health Awareness" engagement guide. 





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