October 10 is World Mental Health Day—meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and recognize what more needs to be done to care for individuals coping with mental health challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges and stress to everyday life—and has only renewed Booz Allen’s commitment to emotional wellness and mental health support for its employees.
A leader in mental health support, Booz Allen has received national attention for its Emotional Wellness Revolution and Mental Health America’s first-ever corporate award for mental health excellence. Since March 2020, a continually evolving array of Booz Allen programs have addressed physical, financial, and emotional health and resiliency—from “Let Us Be Heard” sessions focused on social inequality to a virtual “Reignite Your Spark” wellness symposium recently hosted by the firm. Here, leaders and employees share their tips for coping, communicating, and providing care—prioritizing mental health and emotional wellness.