Editor’s note: Jacqueline Rousseau-Anderson is a strategic advisor and growth strategist at ScaleHouse. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared under the title, "3 ways to support mental wellness at work."

Are you dreaming of your summer break? Counting down to unplugging from it all? What if we worked in companies from which we didn’t need to take a summer vacation or holiday? What if we didn’t push ourselves to the brink of mental exhaustion with the expectation we’d be able to recharge over a long weekend or a week off? If we are physically unable to work (i.e., illness, injury) the expectation is we’ll log off for the day or until we’re well enough to work. But what if it’s our mental wellness that’s out of whack? What are the expectations then?

According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Read that again. It doesn’t seem like a stretch to expect a work environment that supports mental wellness by that definition. And yet, research studies and personal experiences depict that environment as an exception. Do you feel like your work environment supports your mental wellness? If not, here are 3 tips for spurring change:

We can’t address mental wellness if we don’t talk about mental health struggles. We need to create the space for our friends and colleagues to feel safe and share their experiences, like Adam Jolley recently did. We need to unashamedly raise our hands and ask for help when we feel ourselves teetering on the edge and we need to reward others when they raise theirs. By openly discussing mental health struggles, we can identify and implement support structures for mental wellness, finding ourselves in roles from whic...