Overcoming Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace with New Digital Technologies

For HR professionals who care about employees’ mental well-being in the workplace, the proliferation of mobile devices, digital distractions, and social media channels are truly the proverbial double-edged sword. Consider that the same technologies that facilitate cyber-bullying, online fat-shaming, YouTube videos with how-to advice on recreational drug use and even websites that encourage suicide and disordered eating behaviors, can also form the core of a company’s support online for depressed, stressed out, divorcing and even addicted employees. Yes, digital distractions can wreak havoc on your company’s productivity, yet digital wellness tools can also significantly increase employee productivity and combat presenteeism and absenteeism.

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