U.S. General issues call for action to improve workplace mental health

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The U.S. Surgeon General is issuing a call for action to boost workplace mental health and well-being.

The Office of the Surgeon General laid out its framework with guidelines to lift up workers’ voices and protect their health.

The report states five essentials are needed for workplace mental health and well-being:

  • Protection from harm
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Connection and community
  • Work-life harmony
  • Mattering at work

They say these essentials can help empower workers and create a workplace culture where people feel supported and connected.

The report also noted factors that contribute to an unhealthy workplace such as long commutes, unpredictable hours, and low autonomy.

 

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