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Bank Of America: Mental Health Awareness Month

Category: Mental Health, Health and Wellbeing, Employee Wellbeing, bank of america, mental health at work, Mental Health Awareness, mental health in the workplace, Emotional wellbeing

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We believe that emotional wellness is key to our teammates’ success inside and outside of work. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the importance of our colleagues caring for themselves in the ways that matter most.

 

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With our industry-leading benefits and programs such as Employee Networks, Courageous Conversations, expert mental health guidance and more, we’re always striving to support the diverse needs of our teammates.

 

Supporting our employees

Life Event Services (LES) is an internal, highly specialized group that provides personalized support for major life events, including connecting employees to resources, benefits and counseling. In response to the current global health crisis, LES has assisted teammates impacted by the coronavirus. Since its inception, LES has supported teammates through more than 140,000 moments that matter for needs related to the following areas:

  •  Leave of absence support for employees who need assistance with a complex leave or guidance with a leave-related issue
  • Terminal illness support for terminally ill employees and their family members
  • Domestic violence support and connections to resources for employees impacted by domestic violence
  • Retirement support for employees who are preparing for retirement
  • Medical accommodations support for employees who need workplace accommodations
  • Transgender and gender identity support for employees transitioning in the workplace and connections to relevant benefits and resources
  • Survivor support for managers, employees and retirees who experience the loss of a loved one
  • Critical event support for employees who are personally impacted by an event such as a natural disaster, violence or house fire 
  • Military support for our military employees and families as they join the bank, relocate or take military leave


Emotional wellness

Through a range of innovative, industry-leading and flexible programs and benefits, we support our teammates through everyday challenges, special moments and critical life events, including:
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  • Twenty-six weeks of parental leave — 16 weeks of which are fully paid for eligible teammates. Additionally, we offer a variety of other leave options, including personal, medical and military leaves. Full-time teammates are also eligible for 20 days of paid bereavement leave after losing a spouse, partner or child.
  • Through our partnership with Thrive Global, we provide training for managers, plus a global expansion of training this spring for all global teammates, focusing on stress management, mindfulness, building resiliency and understanding mental health warning signs.
  • Unlimited, confidential, free 24/7 phone access to specialists for counseling during difficult moments for teammates and eligible household members, plus six free face-to-face counseling sessions per issue.
  • No-cost consultations and counseling with Teladoc’s® behavioral health specialists for those on a bank medical plan.
  • No-cost mindfulness apps and ongoing mindfulness training for teammates.

 

Find out more about current opportunities at Bank of America

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