According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1 in 5 adults in the United States live with a mental health. But despite affecting millions of people, conversations around mental health can be difficult to navigate, if they happen at all. In fact, more than half of people struggling with mental health don’t receive treatment, according to Mental Health America, the leading nonprofit in the United States dedicated to mental health, well-being and illness prevention.

While addressing mental health may be difficult, it’s just as important as taking care of physical health. That’s why World Mental Health Day is recognized each year on October 10. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to end the stigma around the topic, while encouraging care. In recognition of the day, Mosaic employees will hear from Tyler Smith, a former Humboldt Broncos junior league hockey player who survived a tragic accident and learned how to navigate his mental health in the aftermath.

At Mosaic, we’re proud to offer mental health support for our employees through our Live Well. Work Well resources. For example, our psychological wellness training program was designed with input from our employees, as well as collaboration with our human resources and environmental, health and safety teams. Starting in 2024, all new hires and new people leaders will have psychological wellness training incorporated into their safety training.

Additionally, Mosaic offers free, confidential mental health support to help employees and their family members through the Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP). In the United States, Mosaic employees can use Lyra Health for dealing with stress, burnout, grief, loss, relationship challenges, anxiety, anger management and more.

There are signs and symptoms that can show your mental health needs attention. According to the psychological health continuum Mosaic uses developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the below chart shows symptoms you can look for to assess your psychological health.

Like your physical health, your mental health can change throughout the course of your life — and can worsen if you don’t take care of yourself. Consider taking the first step by talking to a trusted family member, friend, people leader or counselor. For immediate assistance, employees and their families can call Lyra in the U.S. at 844-477-5174 at any time 24 hours per day, seven days per week.