One in five adults has a mental health condition. While revealing and accommodating mental illness remains a challenge in the workplace and beyond, successful strategies are emerging for addressing mental health in the workplace.

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Oct 10, 2023

Love and Hope

An op-ed from NOD President Carol Glazer   When stepping into the role of a new manager or leader of an organization, there is always a big learning curve. With that in mind, I want to pass along the thoughts of someone who assumed her first leadership role at age 55. That’s pretty late in […]


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May 31, 2023

What ‘Ted Lasso’ Did for Mental Health, Hollywood Should Do for Disability

Season three of the popular comedy Ted Lasso airs Wednesday, and given all that show has done to destigmatize mental health, I’m sure it’s no coincidence the finale is in May, the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month…


Central Penn Business Journal
May 30, 2023

Mental Health Issues Affect Corporate Bottom Line

Addressing mental health in the workplace can save a company money through productivity and retention of trained employees…


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Mar 16, 2022

Disclosing a Disability to an Employer: Your Rights

Elana Gross, Monster contributor | Wednesday, March 16th 2022     If you’re among the 12.7 percent of Americans that have a visible or invisible disability, you may have some questions about disclosing a disability to an employer in your resume, cover letter, or during the interview process—especially if you know you will need accommodations […]


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Aug 28, 2020

This Year’s ADA Anniversary Marks A Time to Make Certain We Are Not Losing Ground | Blog by Merrill Friedman, Sr. Director, Disability Policy Engagement, Anthem

My hope is that we continue to build on the knowledge and practice gained during this time of crisis and consider when recruiting people with disabilities that they know how to adapt to different work environments effectively with the right supports. Let’s not lose what we have learned as we have navigated the pandemic so we can continue to level the playing field toward true inclusive employment, realizing the promise of the ADA. If that happens, we will all have reason to pause and celebrate this year. 


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Apr 16, 2020

NOD Corporate Leadership Council Members Address Mental Health In The Workplace During The COVID-19 Pandemic

“The National Organization on Disability works alongside global corporate leaders to create diverse and inclusive workplaces, including breaking down the mental health stigma,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “This unprecedented health crisis requires us to collectively take action and openly talk about mental health disabilities. If employers fail to create more inclusive cultures that allow employees to feel comfortable asking for accommodations and supports as they cope with this pandemic, they will be doing a disservice to their workforce and to their brand more broadly.”


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May 31, 2019

The U.S. is One of the Most Stressed Countries in the World: Do you know if your colleague’s mental health is okay?

NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council has companies who are working to create spaces so that employees are less reluctant to share their stories, thus allowing their managers to create more inclusive workspaces, and benefit from their diverse talents and perspectives.


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Jun 25, 2018

What do the Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Suicides Mean in the Workplace?

How many of your employees or colleagues at work are struggling with mental health issues? Do you know? Have you even considered it? NOD President Carol Glazer explains why employers can’t overlook this billion dollar issue.


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May 16, 2018

Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

NOD asked Dr. Copeland five key questions to find out why employers shouldn’t overlook mental health in the workplace, how to reduce stigma and improve employee engagement, and what Kaiser Permanente is doing to build an inclusive culture.


Nov 20, 2017

How Is Your Company Addressing this Trillion Dollar Issue? 6 key takeaways from NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Roundtable on Mental Health

For employers, the need for a successful strategy to deal with mental illness in the workplace is clear. Learn key takeaways from leaders from EY, Johnson & Johnson, and Kaiser Permanente to accommodate and support employees with mental illness in the workplace.


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Nov 3, 2017

Parents of Disabled Children Can Develop PTSD

I know because it happened to me. Twenty-five years ago my first son, Jacob, was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. Doctors told us Jacob would grow up with both physical and intellectual disabilities. What those doctors didn’t tell me at the time was the emotional toll his illness would take on me. It’s a story all too familiar for parents of children with severe disabilities, yet many of us struggle in silence. This week I decided to share my story publicly for the first time at a mental health forum in New York.


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Aug 25, 2014

Revisiting the Pain of Mental Illness in America

In the wake of losing both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we revisit a blog written by NOD President Carol Glazer for The Huffington Post. As suicide rates continue to climb, the urgency to de-stigmatize mental illness and eliminate the barriers to asking and receiving treatment is all too clear.


NOD Leadership Council Member Content

Chief Diversity Officer Roundtable
NOD’s CDO Roundtable is an engaged group of leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) executives, which will regularly convene to discuss topics of interest, focusing on the intersectionality of disability relative to all other diversity segments. The first convening of the Roundtable, on June 5th, 2023, focused on neurodiversity in the workplace.
Mental Health: When Professional Becomes Personal
In this webinar, experts from NOD and Talmetrix explored how dimensions of identity affect an employee’s experience and well-being.
Workplace Mental Health: An Introduction for Mental Health Awareness Month
Thursday, May 5 | 12:30-1:30 PM ET - Employee expectations have shifted rapidly in recent years, emphasizing an employer's responsibility to foster well-being in the workforce. Yet 70% of employees report increased distraction at work, and 3 in 5 employees report seeking other professional opportunities. In this webinar, we'll explore the latest research on workplace mental health and discuss how companies can meaningfully support employee mental wellness.
Pandemic Uncertainty Facing Corporate America
 In 2020, COVID-19's appearance disrupted business as usual--and two years later, the pandemic continues to present new and unforseen challenges. Plans to reopen physical workplaces have been stymied, and employers are facing more uncertainty than ever before. In this webinar, we'll unpack the legal, HR and public relations complexities developing in the current COVID landscape and discuss strategies to create an inclusive 'new' normal.
Spring 2020 Webcast | Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace: Moving From Talk to Action
Explore how innovative organizations are taking action to address mental health disabilities and foster an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Plus, hear how panelists are addressing emerging mental health issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic in their workforce.
Mental Illness, A Silent Pandemic in the Workforce
Often people avoid saying “mental illness,” and instead talk about "mental health" due to stigma and fear. During this webinar, experts from NOD and Mental Health America will engage in tough talk and take a clear look at how mental illness affects the workforce and explore what employers can and should do to address it.
Compilation of Resources on Mental Health
During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we've compiled resources and articles to help NOD Corporate Leadership Council members understand and address the issue in their workplaces. 


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