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Diane Swisher May 2, 2022 2 min read

Mental Health Awareness Month: Removing Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Resources

Despite a tremendous focus on mental health benefits over the last couple of years, many organizations are still not seeing the engagement with programs and providers that they would like. Whether it is uncertainty about how a program works, a concern about privacy, or simply not enough time in the day, many things get in the way of people using the mental health benefits that are available to them. And, even though 80% of adults will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, only a small portion of people engage with professional help. It can be many years from the time someone realizes they have a concern to when they take the step to seek professional help.

That’s why we were so excited when we first learned about CredibleMind. CredibleMind is a curation and education platform designed to make it easy for people to access credible, valid, and helpful online resources—apps, podcasts, videos, programs, articles, and books. It’s a simple website that your people, including their family and friends, can access 24/7. It’s totally aligned with our belief that barrier-free resources are the best way to drive engagement.

The CredibleMind site includes over 230 topic summaries and more than 16,000 curated and vetted resources covering depression, anxiety, sleep, substance misuse, and more. And all of those resources can be sorted and filtered based on someone’s personal preferences and needs.

In addition to the resources, CredibleMind includes scientifically validated assessments to help individuals understand their own mental health strengths and challenges. These assessments are private and are a nice, interactive way for people to learn.

It isn’t a replacement for an EAP or online therapy. In fact, it will help drive more usage of your existing mental health benefits.

We’re really excited to share more about this partnership—as well as provide more examples of how we’ve been helping clients drive engagement with mental health benefits. We hope you’ll join us May 25 for a webinar. Jen Benz will be joined by CredibleMind’s founder Deryk Van Brunt. Sign up here.

Can’t wait that long? Contact us anytime for more info.

We're proud to work with organizations that value their people. If you want to learn more, we’d love to talk.


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Diane Swisher

Diane Swisher, VP Senior Consultant, has more than 15 years of experience helping organizations develop and execute employee communications strategies and campaigns.