For immediate release: October 9, 2019

Contact:Steve Linsenmayer
Office: (260) 422-6441

Workplace mental health workshop

Fort Wayne, IN – October 9, 2019 – Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) is presenting a lunch and discussion about the importance of mental health in the workplace on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne.

Mental health and substance abuse cost US businesses between $80 and $100 billion annually. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S – 18.5% of the population – experience mental illness each year.

The November workshops will be led by Dr. Sean Godar from Right Direction and Employers Health. His goal is to help employers understand the business impact of mental health and the benefits of developing mental wellness practices. The sessions are intended for employers, leaders, managers, human resource professionals, and employees.

The first session, “Mental Health at Work: Costs, Consequences, and Strategies,” is geared towards executives, managers, and HR professionals. It focuses on a broader view of why it’s important for employers to respond to the mental health needs of their employees. It runs from 11:30am to 1:00 pm.

The second session, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, is geared towards employees and managers. “Why It’s Okay Not To Feel Okay – How Can Employers Help?” provides practical information regarding how to help employees with their mental health.

Reservations can be made at Cost to attend the event, including lunch, is $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. For more information, call (260) 422-6441, or visit the MHANI website at

Right Direction
Employers Health