About Be Smart Be Well Works
Be Smart. Be Well. Works
provides information and resources to help you manage the demands mental disorders place on the workplace. Here you’ll find practical tools and ready-to-use solutions that will help your workforce benefit from Be Smart. Be Well. Mental Health, the employee mental health site.
Research & Best Practices
This section includes references to research, case studies and best practices that can help you understand how mental disorders impact the workplace and how some employers are responding.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Read in-depth case studies of six employers who offer comprehensive mental health insurance benefits. The case studies, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), address mental health benefit options, benefit management and provide outcome data. They provide employer groups with a strong rationale for providing comprehensive mental health benefits.
SAMHSA Workplace Programs
Model workplace programs from the national public health agency are dedicated to reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness.
Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
A program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health provides educational materials and serves as a forum for employers to explore mental health issues and share innovative solutions. Read research, case studies, best practices and more.
National Business Group on Health
Read about award-winning behavioral health programs.
Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP)
A collaborative effort between the American Psychological Association and the APA Practice Organization, the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP) website offers resources and tools to educate the employer community about the link between employee health and organizational performance.
This study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that efforts to identify and treat depression in the workplace significantly improve employee health and productivity. Read the abstract.
Read "Mental Health Resources for Small Businesses" from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of New York City Metro, one of the largest affiliates of NAMI.