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MHA Resources

Mental Health First Aid

Teaches risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Gatekeeper training for youth and adults to learn how to recognize someone in crisis and how to Question, Persuade & Refer them to get help.

De-Escalation Training

Hour-long course teaching crisis de-escalation techniques

Coffee and Conversation / Wellness Events

Opportunities for dialog around mental wellness in our communities

Mental Health Screening Tools

MHA National’s online screening tools to help identify potential symptoms of a mental health condition.

Directory of Mental Health Professionals

Online listing of local mental health care professionals who are members of the MHA of Central Carolinas directory.

MHA National 988 Suicide and Crisis Line

Information on the 988 line and how it works.

Mind the Workplace 2022 – MHA National Survey

Work health survey findings reveal that important strategies to improve employee mental health outcomes include company leadership investment, managerial support, and employee empowerment.

Local Resources

Mecklenburg County Mental Wellness Hotlines

The Mecklenburg County Mental Wellness Hotline provides resources and links to 24-hour crisis hotlines, mental wellness, and substance use treatment centers, and needle exchange center.

HopeWay Resources

HopeWay is a mental health support group located in Charlotte, NC that strives to be seen as an educational leader and advocate in our community to increase understanding, awareness, and acceptance of the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

Cabarrus County Crisis Support

Cabarrus County Crisis Support is an educational pamphlet aimed to educate readers regarding topics related to behavioral health, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders, and is not meant as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

National Resources

Workplace Accommodations

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN strives to help everyone recognize the value and talents that qualified workers with disabilities add to the workforce.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is the leading resource for workplace mental health, and they strive to help employers create a more supportive workplace environment for their employees and advance mental health policies at their organizations.

Workplace Wellness

MHA’s Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a national certification program that serves to recognize employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces. They strive to elevate and celebrate organizations that take a proactive approach to mental health in the workplace.

Workplace Bullying

MHA tackles workplace bullying by informing readers about workplace culture and its impacts on all aspects of a business from day-to-day functioning to the organization’s bottom line.

National Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Call Center:

Chat with a crisis counselor by calling: 988

Or chat online by visiting this link

Education Resources

Workplace Mental Health Form

The CDC targets Mental Health in the Workplace by discussing the effects of mental health disorders and stress on working-age Americans. The CDC identifies problems, solutions, and success stories that can help individuals understand common issues in the workplace.

Post-Pandemic Report from SHRM

SHRM provides resources for supporting mental health in the post-pandemic workplace where so many workers express the effects that the pandemic had on their mental health in their workspace.

Workplace Wellness Readings

The Ew Group provides readers with an array of book reviews from their diversity, inclusions, and wellbeing consultants for their picks of the best books on workplace wellbeing.

The Elephant in Your Office Has a Mental Illness

In this TED Talk, Ashley Sides Johnson uses the simple metaphor “The elephant in your office has a mental illness” to explain the complexities of mental illness in the workplace as well as the mental health continuum and various mental health workplace situations.

Workplace Mental Health – all you need to know

In this TED Talk, Tom explores all things related to workplace mental health, including mental health in school workplaces. He helps employers figure out mental health at work as he reviews workplaces, trains managers, and writes plans.

An SME guide to managing employee wellbeing

A comprehensive guide with actionable tips to encourage responsible screen time and manage communications.

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