Viewpoint: Company execs must lead by example in mental well-being

I want to be transparent: I’ve long needed and sought help for my mental health and have found that support in the form of counselors, friends, family and KPMG’s own confidential assistance program. Over the years, I’ve learned that life is complicated, and I need the camaraderie and support of others.

Most recently, I’ve struggled to find peace and comfort in a personal relationship. My deep contemplation can produce feelings of physical and emotional stress. That weight can’t be lifted in a moment. But in this situation, I turned to our employee assistance program (EAP), and during that call with a counselor, I was able to see a new path forward.

Every May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month and work to reduce the stigma around mental health. This year, I encourage more leaders to share stories about their own mental and social well-being and think about how we can create an open environment for those around us. Here are three ways to ensure it’s a priority:


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