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Mental Health Resource Center for CPAs

As CPAs are working to adjust their business operations and serve and advise clients/colleagues during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the MTCPA has compiled a variety of mental health resources to assist employees and managers alike.

RESOURCES

CDC 
How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Workplace Mental Health Tools and Resources

Center for Workplace Mental Health
The Center for Workplace Mental Health provides provides employers the tools, resources and information needed to promote and support the mental health of employees and their families.
COVID-19: Mental Health and Well Being

Montana COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Resources
Montana Crisis Text Line: text “MT” to 741741 Available 24 hours every day if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicide or school stressors.

Montana Warm Line: 877-688-3377 Available Monday-Friday 8 AM to 9 PM and Saturday 12 PM to 9 PM for phone support delivered by trained individuals for people with mental illness.

NAMI Montana Helpline Resources
NAMI’s affiliates hold a variety of support groups in their communities. The Connections support groups are facilitated by individuals who live with severe mental illness for people who live with severe mental illness. There are also family support groups facilitated by family members of people who live with mental illness for family members of people who live with severe mental illness. 

If you are in a severe life-threatening crisis, please call or text 988 or otherwise contact your local law enforcement and emergency medical services.

Montana 211 connects you to non-emergency resources and assistance across Montana. Call 211 to reach them.

ARTICLES + VIDEOS

August 2022
How to Ask Prospective Employers About Mental Health Benefits (ASAE)

February 2022
What Makes a Mentally Healthy Work Culture (Psychology Today)

January 2022
7 best practices for implementing a successful mental well-being strategy (Employee Benefit News)
Employee Mental Health Continues to Be a Priority in 2022 (Associations Now)

December 2021
Protect staff’s mental health with true time off (Journal of Accountancy)

November 2021
Is Your Workplace Culture Creating Burnout? Five Questions to Ask (Associations Now)
How CPAs and employers can support mental health (Journal of Accountancy)

October 2021 
It’s a New Era for Mental Health at Work (HBR)
6 ways to deal with an anxious brain (Fast Company)
These 4 Mental Health Red Flags Could Be Early Signs of Depression and Anxiety (Women's Health)
Why Mental Health Days Matter—And How to Implement Them the Right Way (Associations Now)

September 2021
How Businesses Can Address Mental Health In The Workplace (Forbes) 

August 2021
Small changes can be a big drain on mental energy (Journal of Accountancy)
Disclosing a Mental Health Condition at Work (Online Counseling Programs)

July 2021
CFOs Need to Prioritize Employees’ Mental Health (CFO)
Wellness Matters: Leadership skills to nurture mental health & well-being (ADP) 
Mental Wellness Support from a Surprising Source: Why and How to Prioritize Mental Health at Work (ADP)

June 2021
Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Associations Now) 
Signs you or a colleague could use mental health support (podcast | Journal of Accountancy)

May 2021
Advice for Pandemic-Fatigued Managers (ASAE)
From paying workers to take vacation to on demand therapy: How companies are supporting employee mental health (CNBC)
Setting boundaries can help you manage your mental health as you return to work — here’s how to do it (CNBC)
Mental Health Starts at the Top (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
Raise Your Mental Health Awareness (Psychology Today) 
In-Person Life is Exhausting: Post-Pandemic Socializing (Psychology Today)

April 2021
Nine Signs A Remote Employee Is Struggling With Stress Or Anxiety (Forbes)
Stress and burnout: Tips for employees and employers (FM)
Supporting Your Employees' Well-Being Through Aspirational Mental Health Care (Forbes)

March 2021
6 tips for mitigating and recovering from burnout (Journal of Accountancy)
How to Help an Employee with Anxiety (Entrepreneur)

February 2021
Mental Health & Well-being During & Beyond COVID-19: a Top Priority (WSCPA)
3 Tips to Recharge When Your Tank Is Running on Empty (WSCPA)
When and How to Recommend Employees Seek Mental Health Help (Associations Now)
Can we talk? 6 Ways to Be Open with Your Boss about Depression (Fast Company)
How Organizations Can Help Staff Look After Their Mental Health (Associations Now)
How Regular Exercise Can Boost Your Brain Health (Runners World)

January 2021
Am I OK? How to do a mental health check (USA Today)
How organizations can help staff look after their mental health (Associations Now)
3 steps to stop remote work burnout (video | TED)

December 2020
Protecting Your Team's Mental Health (AICPA)

November 2020
Don't Shortchange Employee Well-Being When Planning Future Investments for the Business (Forbes) 
Managing Your Mental Health with Exercise During COVID-19 Pandemic (MTI Physical Therapy) 

October 2020
It’s not that you don’t care. It’s that you’re mentally exhausted (Fast Company)
How to Manage Stress (The Skimm)
5 ways to design a better mental health future for a stressed-out workforce (Fast Company)
Should You Take a Mental Health Day? (USA Today)
Serious Leaders Need Self-Care Too (HBR)
How to Use Humor to Manage Stress (Psychology Today) 

September 2020 
Returning to work: Prioritizing mental health (Journal of Accountancy)

August 2020
Overcoming the Unexpected Consequence of Remote Work Nobody Mentions (WSCPA)
When perfectionism becomes a problem (Journal of Accountancy)
Promoting resilience helps firms and people in turbulent times (Journal of Accountancy)

July 2020
Minding the Other Pandemic (Insight/Illinois CPA Society)
Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted (Journal of Accountancy)

June 2020
Help Your Employees Manage Their Reentry Anxiety (HBR)
Covid-Normal: Worker Stress, Work/Life Balance and Productivity Start to Stabilize (CPA Practice Advisor)

May 2020 
Being An Agent of Change For Workplace Mental Health (Forbes)
9 podcasts that can help soothe your coronavirus anxiety (Vox)

April 2020
4 ways to reduce anxiety and social isolation (Journal of Accountancy)

March 2020
How to Keep Your Sanity and Continue Liking Your Kids While in Isolation (WSCPA) 
How to Keep Your Body Healthy and Your Mind Sharp - Part 2 (WSCPA)

February 2020
How to Keep Your Body Healthy and Your Mind Sharp - Part 1 (WSCPA)
Depression and the CPA (Journal of Accountancy)

October 2019
Tackling the Stigma of Mental health in the Accountancy Profession (Accountancy Age) 

March 2019
Elements of an Effective Workplace Mental Health Strategy (Forbes)

January 2019
Imposters All Around (WSCPA)