Recognizing Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

June is recognized as Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportune time to focus on a critical aspect of men’s mental well-being. As an employee benefits company, we understand the importance of mental health and the significance of resources like Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in supporting men’s mental health.

Understanding the Stigma

Societal norms often discourage men from discussing their mental health, creating a culture of silence. In a professional setting, this can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and a negative impact on overall team morale. It’s time to break these barriers and foster a supportive work environment.

EAPs: A Valuable Resource

EAPs are employer-sponsored programs designed to alleviate these issues. They offer a variety of services, including mental health counseling, stress management, and resources for dealing with life’s challenges. By providing confidential and easily accessible support, EAPs can play a pivotal role in promoting men’s mental health.

Benefits of EAPs

  1. Early Intervention: EAPs provide early support to employees facing mental health issues, preventing these problems from escalating.
  2. Improved Productivity: By addressing mental health issues, EAPs can help improve focus, engagement, and overall productivity.
  3. Reduced Absenteeism: Employees with access to mental health support are less likely to take leaves of absence.
  4. Positive Work Environment: EAPs contribute to a healthier, more positive work environment by promoting mental well-being.

Encouraging Utilization

It’s important to encourage employees to take advantage of EAPs if this resource is offered by your organization. Regular communication about the availability and benefits of EAPs, along with reassurances about confidentiality, can increase utilization.

Partnering with Pierce Group Benefits

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health in the workplace. As an employee benefits company, we are committed to helping employers improve the mental health of their workforce by tailoring benefit plans to meet the evolving needs of your employees. For more information about the specific health and wellness options available or how to maximize these benefits, speak to your dedicated Account Executive or contact a PGB Representative at