Mental Health and the workplace

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August 10, 2017 News

One in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year (National Institutes of Mental Health) and what happens in the workplace is key to a person’s overall mental health (World Health Organization) and the company’s bottom line (Gallup). A 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) survey found that less than 50 percent of working Americans say their organization values employee wellbeing, and one in three reports being chronically stressed on the job.  Only one-half of working Americans say senior management considers employee wellbeing to be of great importance.  And only 30 percent say they regularly participate in health promotion programs at work.  Research shows that an employee dealing with a mental health problem is less productive, which impacts an organization’s bottom line.  Gallup research says work stress can lead to employee disengagement at work, and disengaged workers have a 37 percent higher rate of absenteeism, 40 percent more accidents and 60 percent more errors and defects. – Sourced from USA Today

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