New Era for Men's Mental Health at Workplace Correlates with Organizational Solutions
In recent years, there has been a shift in the conversation surrounding men's health in the workplace. Where once these issues were easily dismissed, they are now being openly discussed and addressed. This is a critical development, as men's health concerns are often left unaddressed until it is too late.
Where women’s health is just as important, there are many resources and topics to address such needs, yet men's mental health is an area that could use more attention. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in eight men will experience depression and anxiety at some point in their lives. These numbers are only expected to rise in the coming years if not properly addressed. This can be due to various factors, including a reluctance to discuss health concerns or symptoms, fear of being labeled as "weak," or simply not knowing when something is wrong. In order to better facilitate men’s usage of behavioral health resources, the experience should be as stress-free as possible for both the patient and the provider.
Men have their own unique needs and concerns when it comes to their health. Testosterone plays a significant role in certain behavioral health conditions. As men age and testosterone levels drop, they are more prone to bouts of depression, increased stress, and mood swings. Men need treatment for behavioral health issues, it is, unfortunately, the case that men are also less likely to seek that care. Whether due to societal expectations around masculinity or a propensity to be unaware when they are experiencing the symptoms of depression and other behavioral health conditions, men are less likely to discuss these problems with a doctor or therapist.
Fortunately, there are steps that organizations can take to address this issue. To help address this topic, it is important to have open communication between patient and provider and between the male clinician and their office team. Providing a comfortable environment where there is more attention to men’s health issues, having the tools in place to be at ease in the workplace, and easy-to-use software can help with day-to-day stress levels and a level of understanding. Having an easy-to-use EHR system with the least number of technical errors allows for men to focus on the task at hand, through patient care focus or other organizational duties that require organized practice management.
Opus EHR is designed to be easy to use, accurate, and efficient, so providers can focus on providing quality patient care. The platform is a solution that is stress-free for both the patient and the provider. Opus EHR can help by reducing the stress of managing claims and payments. In an area where speed, accuracy, and clarity of information are crucial factors, Opus EHR revenue management systems deliver all of this and more. With payment and claims processing solutions from Opus, clinicians won’t have to worry about billing or coding errors causing delays and focus on providing quality patient care. Opus EHR also offers a variety of reports and analytics to help providers track their progress and identify areas where they need improvement. Overall, Opus EHR is an excellent choice for providers who want to provide the best possible care for their patients. Opus solutions are user-friendly and scalable, making them the easiest and most cost-efficient systems available.
Some ways Behavioral Health organizations can promote men’s mental health is by:
- Advocating for open discussion of men's health concerns.
- Promote a stress-free environment for the patient and provider.
- Offer Opus EHR as an easy-to-use, accurate, and efficient solution to their practice.
Therefore, it is so important to promote men's health awareness. By doing so, we can help encourage men to take their health seriously and get the care they need. There are several ways to promote men's health awareness, including:
- Host health screenings and education events specifically for men.
- Making sure that medical providers are trained to look for and treat conditions that are more common in men.
- Increasing public awareness of men's health issues through campaigns and other means.
- Supporting research into men's health issues.
- Encouraging men to take steps to improve their own health, such as exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet
- Improving day-to-day workflows that help eliminate obstacles
The benefits of promoting men's health awareness:
- Helpingmenfeelcomfortableseekinghelpfortheirmentalhealthconcernswillsave lives.
There are many publications and discussions about improving women’s health, as are important, at Opus Behavioral Health, we are addressing Men’s Health Awareness this June to honor the men in our lives. Opus EHR is an excellent all-in-one solution designed to keep the Behavioral Health practice in mind. Setting the importance for practices to have an easy-to-use, customizable solution, Behavioral Health providers can focus on quality care treatment plans for their patients. Opus EHR is changing the way we think about men's mental health at work by providing easy-to-use solutions that are stress-free for both the patient and provider. Let us help you create a healthier workplace for everyone. If you are concerned about men's mental health in your workplace and need a faster more innovative system for your behavioral health practice, Opus EHR can help! Contact us today to learn more about our solutions.