Historically, mental health in the workplace has been a neglected conversation. But, not anymore. Companies everywhere are realizing mental health is a crucial factor in running successful teams and organizations, and most importantly, that it’s a foundational aspect to overall employee health and wellbeing.
The 2020 worldwide Covid-19 pandemic only heightened mental health’s importance and brought it to the forefront of the conversations within the business world. Long before the pandemic started, Melissa Doman, MA realized the workplace skills gap around having these important mental health conversations within the workplace and has dedicated her professional career to serving the business community.
Melissa has distilled her years of experience and knowledge as an Organizational Psychologist and former Clinical Mental Health Therapist into her new book, “Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work… Here’s Why (And How To Do It Really Well)” that aims to provide individuals, no matter where they sit in their business, the education and practical tools to understand mental health and mental illness at a deeper level, the obstacles that prevent conversations, and how to constructively approach the topic at work. Having written the book during the lockdown, she also incorporated valuable real-time learnings about how the mental health at work conversation has evolved from chronic global stress, the pandemic, and continued systemic racism.
Her reason for this: Because all employees and leaders bring these factors with them into the workplace, and they must be accounted for.
Melissa worked for many years as a clinical therapist in an employee assistance program, private practice, and university settings. Despite clinical work being her first love, Melissa transitioned into the field of organizational psychology for an important reason: many of her clients reported such severe issues at work that she wanted to make an impact at the source.
Specializing in mental health at work, behavior change, and workplace communication for several years, Melissa gained valuable insight into the biggest pain points organizations were experiencing around mental health and the best practices to address them, all of which were instrumental in the writing of her new book. “My core goal has always been to equip companies, individuals, and leaders with the ability to have constructive conversations about mental health in the workplace. My book takes what I observed, all the lessons I learned and presents them in a practical way that’s easy to understand and actionable,” said Melissa.
If you are a business organization that wants to improve the quality of life of your employees at work through these important conversations, reach out to Melissa today at the website link below. If you are looking for tools and knowledge to improve your workplace mental health conversations then consider picking up a copy of “Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work… Here’s Why (And How To Do It Really Well)”. It’s available today in the US & worldwide, and on October 14, 2021 in the UK, across all major online retailers.
About Melissa Doman, M.A.
Melissa is an Organizational Psychologist, former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, & Author who specializes in mental health at work. Melissa works with international, national, and local organizations and Fortune 500 companies across industries and across the globe – including clients like Estée Lauder, Janssen, Salesforce, & Siemens. She’s also been featured as an expert in the BBC and CNBC about the mental health aspects of the Great Resignation. Through her wealth of experience, Melissa has gained insight into best practices for organizations to prioritize the mental health of their employees and has packed this knowledge into a practical book, “Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work… Here’s Why (And How To Do It Really Well)”.
If you are interested in learning more, visit Melissa’s website at https://melissadoman.com/.