MHA Director’s Blog

Executive Director Kathy Rogers’ monthly blog for April is entitled, “There’s An Elephant in the Room.” Kathy says, “When we talk about ‘the elephant in the room,’ we are referring to an issue that everyone knows is there, but don’t want to face. . . Remember, the person in the cubicle or office next to you may be struggling in ways you might never imagine. A kind word, a listening ear, and a nonjudgmental approach can go a long way in helping employees and colleagues feel accepted and supported.” The only way mental health stops being the elephant in the room, the office, the classroom or on the playing field, is by normalizing the conversation.

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