World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year, the World Federation for Mental Health has deemed “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention” the theme of  World Mental Health Day. Every year close to 800,000 people take their own lives, and there are many more who attempt suicide. The following tools can be used to promote understanding and awareness of mental health issues, as well as to help employees who may be struggling with their mental health.
HelpSheet: World Mental Health Day
The theme for this year's annual observation highlights suicide prevention. These materials explain.  
Manager/Supervisor Toolkit
This guide explains how the EAP can help managers assist employees dealing with personal issues at home or work. 
On-Demand Training: Managing Emotions 
This brief online training can help anyone who is struggling to keep their emotions in control in the workplace. 
Suicide Awareness Information
Knowing the signs that someone may be suicidal is the first step to preventing them from taking action. 
On-Demand Training: Stress Management
Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life offers tips on how to control stress instead of letting it control us. 
Resource Guide: Mental Health First Aid
This short guide explains how best to approach and offer help to someone who is suffering.
For more information on World Mental Health Day and activities across the globe,
vist the World Health Organization website.