This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Mental stress has been our common lot during the pandemic. No one has gone untouched by this collective trauma to our lives and livelihoods. We know many employees suffer from mental health challenges. Statistics indicate that anxiety rates have tripled and depression symptoms have quadrupled during the pandemic, and this is adversely affecting our workforce and our families.

Workforce Resilience Through Mental Fitness is a new campaign from the Salt Lake Chamber’s social impact foundation, Utah Community Builders. This campaign’s primary goal is to measurably enhance business leaders awareness and education regarding the intersection of mental health and the workplace, and to empower them to invest time and resources to uplifting the mental and emotional fitness of their employees.

I encourage you to take advantage of these resources on the Salt Lake Chamber website.  Anyone can watch the webinars for free and download the toolkit to help employees safeguard their mental health. As we strengthen our mental fitness and provide support to employers with these critical resources, I’m confident we can improve and save lives. Please learn more at the Salt Lake Chamber website.

I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.