Companies are increasingly aware that their employees are experiencing burnout, anxiety and other mental health issues, but they lack a blueprint for how to effectively address it. Drawing on his own experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the knowledge he gained as a co-founder of Ready Set Rocket, Aaron Harvey spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek about his efforts to promote mental health in the workplace.
“We are a small, pro-mental-health-culture company,” Harvey says. “If we don’t know how to do this, no one knows.”
Seeing that the discussion around mental health was being informed, and shaped, by individuals sharing their experiences, Harvey started the site Made of Millions. It curates stories from people with a range of conditions. The site’s three-person team published a guide in February, Beautiful Brains, to help employees push for better dialogue about mental health in the office.