After the upheaval of the past few years, mental health is increasingly seen as an organizational imperative. Yet, engaging around sometimes complex mental health topics hasn’t traditionally been on everyone’s shortlist of leadership competencies essential to growth and success in a philanthropic career. It’s time to change that.

As leaders, our new job description must include promoting psychological well-being internally with our colleagues, as well as using mental health as a lens for the services we provide to the people we serve. Few leaders I know have an approach that works perfectly for everyone all the time, and I’m no exception. These are many-layered issues. That’s all the more reason why we should share our approaches and learnings.

Here are three insights I hope will spark additional thinking and action from the inside out.

  1. Mental health and organizational health are linked.
  2. Employees are part of the community.
  3. Nearly every nonprofit program can be viewed through a mental health lens.

Read the full article about mental health within organizations by Charles E. Owubah at Forbes.