31 days, 31 steps in the
Right Direction

Every day doesn’t have to be a case of the Mondays when you tackle depression in the workplace during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Get ready to help tackle depression in the workplace during May, Mental Health Awareness Month. If you have already started, here’s your opportunity to boost your efforts.

 

Right Direction resources can help employers all month long and beyond to be #RDBearAware.

 

 

 

 

But your efforts should not stop after the 31 days are done. They should continue throughout the year.

 

Find a calendar below with simple things your employees can do each day in May to combat depression.

 

1

Make a to-do list.

2

Break up big tasks.

3

Prioritize your tasks.

4

Schedule 15-minute breaks from technology.

5

Delegate assignments to others.

6

Take a break.

7

Practice your self-care strategies.

8

Set goals for the future.

9

Collaborate with others.

10

Have lunch with a coworker.

11

Don't expect perfection.

12

Listen to another person’s experiences.

13

Help others find motivation.

14

Compliment those around you.

15

Practice random acts of kindness.

16

Don't let past problems define you.

17

Communicate when you just aren't feeling right.

18

Walk away when you’re angry.

19

Create time to discuss issues privately.

20

Commit to your treatment plan.

21

Remember different people have different personalities.

22

Get enough sleep.

23

Don’t sleep too much.

24

Maintain a healthy sleep schedule.

25

Exercise regularly.

26

Be healthy with your lunch choice.

27

Check your coffee intake.

28

Meditate at your desk.

29

Smile even if you aren't happy.

30

Eliminate distractions to stay focused.

31

Practice gratitude.

Or, download these free ready-to-use resources right to your desktop.

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

These free Mental Health Awareness Month resources include tips from the University of Michigan Depression Toolkit. Learn more about the Depression Toolkit here.

Poster Infographic for your workplace

 

Article for your employee newsletter or website

How to approach someone with depression

Right Direction Fact Sheet (two-page sheet)

 

Business Case, FAQs and Implementation Plan

 

Mental Health Observances Calendar

 

Social Spotlight

Encourage everyone to make an impact today by downloading the #RDBearAware graphic, snap a photo and tweet #RDBearAware. Tag Right Direction @RDBearatWork and we’ll share your photos all month long.

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Right Direction is a robust, free initiative that gives you the tools you need to address depression in your workplace. Learn more at For Employers.