• War in Ukraine: How Business Leaders Can Support Employees Affected by the Crisis

      Health Action Alliance; OneMind; SHRM Foundation; American Psychiatric Association Foundation Center for Workplace Mental Health (2022-03-09)
      "The war in Ukraine has many people on edge. Some of your employees are likely feeling saddened, shocked, and powerless to help. Images of war may be triggering personal trauma. These circumstances create the potential for high rates of stress, impacting how your employees show up at work. People with family and friends in Ukraine and Russia may feel an even greater degree of grief and despair. Other workforce groups – including veterans, immigrants and refugees – may experience post-traumatic distress. Some workers may be angry that this war is being treated differently than earlier global conflicts that affected them personally. The source and severity of reactions will differ, but as an employer, this provides the opportunity to show care and concern for workers." This brief article outlines five steps workplaces can take to support employee mental health and well-being.