Mental health in the workplace – OBJ series

The Covid-19 pandemic spawned a sharper focus on mental health for many employers, as needs increased not only here in Central Florida, but across the country as well.

A large part of the rise in mental health needs was driven by workers who found themselves called on to be full-time educators, full-time parents or full-time caregivers for elderly parents as the pandemic upended their lives in unprecedented ways.

The subsequent stress and burnout — along with the stigma sometimes associated…