PR leaders urged to create supportive culture, offer programs to combat mental health issues
June 3, 2019
In a recent contribution to PR News, Infinite Global’s Isabel Podda and Sophie Cikovsky discuss steps PR leaders can take to create a work environment that seeks to build positive mental health.
A career in PR and communications attracts people for a variety of reasons. Yet PR also is listed among the top 10 most stressful occupations. In addition, the profession is a proven contributor to mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other serious conditions.
Roughly 20 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from a mental health condition, so this is not an issue limited to the communications industry. It is, however, particularly relevant for PR leaders to confront endemic risks.
We all know PR is a hard job. But we shouldn’t accept that people must suffer (often in silence) to work in the field. Isabel and Sophie offer some steps PR leaders can take to create a work environment that not only assists those who are suffering, but seeks to build positive mental health in this recent PR News article.
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