An organization is “Mental Health Safe” if it…

  • Has procedures in place to treat all people consistently, regardless of whether someone has a potential mental health problem (unless they request a change)
  • Has clear, consistent practices for responding to requests for reasonable accommodations from those who disclose a need related to a psychiatric disability
  • Has trained its staff in how to have empowering, appropriate communication about mental health without disempowering comments or unnecessary inquiries
  • Has a process for addressing inappropriate language or conduct related to mental health problems

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MH Safe can share free, simple resources as well as more extensive programs for organizations interested in developing fair, accessible procedures and empowering mental health communication.