Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 2024 Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America (MHA). The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification recognizing employers striving to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting mental health, well-being, and illness prevention for all. MHA has spent decades researching mental health in the workplace and introduced in 2019 the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health to recognize companies and organizations that understand the value of addressing mental health at work and implement policies and practices that support employee well-being.

The Bell Seal recognizes employer advances in workplace mental health by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum recognition levels. Only 1 in 4 employers meet the standards for Bell Seal certification. SJHS underwent a rigorous evaluation of its policies and practices in four areas: workplace culture, benefits, compliance, and wellness programs.

Gaining status as a Bell Seal-certified organization demonstrates SJHS’s ongoing commitment to employee mental health and well-being.

“Saint Joseph Health System is committed to investing in our colleagues’ mental health,” said Chris Karam, president of Saint Joseph Health System. “Colleagues who have a good work/life balance, can access mental health resources, and feel supported during challenging times are better able to focus on being compassionate caregivers.”

SJHS is dedicated to providing the best for its employees and is committed to continuing its efforts to uphold the standards set forth by the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health.

Learn more about MHA and the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health at