Since 2021, Execs In The Know’s Leading with Impact program has focused on raising awareness surrounding mental health. Our aim is to continue working to break past the stigma often associated with mental health issues and address these issues head-on. Our actions, no matter how big or small, can provide hope to those who are struggling.

We’re working alongside organizations with the goal of helping companies and individuals move down a stigma-free path, where those affected by mental health challenges can seek support without fear of judgment.


As part of Execs In The Know’s Leading with Impact initiative, we’re challenging our CX community to take a stance and become a stigma-free leader, co-worker, friend, and family member.

Learn more below, and start taking action today. 

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“1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition each year. This means mental illness stigma affects a significant chunk of the American population, including people in offices and worksites across the nation,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). 

What Is Mental Illness

According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities.” 

Mental Disorders include:

AD/HD in Adults

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder


Dissociative Disorder

Eating Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Postpartum Depression

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Schizoaffective Disorder


Substance Use Disorders

Risk factors that can contribute to mental illness include:



Chronic Illness



Substance Use


Violence in the Workplace

Workplace Stress

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Mental Health Resources


It can be overwhelming weeding through all the resources available. Here are a handful to help guide you and offer assistance.

  • Visit our Leading with Impact page to learn more about our other initiatives and how to get involved.