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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it comes at a time when suicide rates, because of stresses created by the pandemic, are the highest they have been since World War II

KC takes note of a Fast Company piece by CVS's Karen S. Lynch, in which she writes that it is critical to take care of ourselves and of each other, and to "create a culture - even if it’s primarily through virtual communication - that gives people permission to be vulnerable. No matter where you sit in an organization, we’re all human beings, and knowing we’re not alone in our feelings and experiences, and that there is no shame attached to them, can help us feel less isolated.

"In addition, being open and open-minded about these issues can help organizations develop supportive policies that benefit employees who live with mental health problems, as well as those who don’t."

You can read her piece here.