Workplaces have the opportunity to change the culture of mental health in America.
How common are mental health conditions?
1 in 5 Americans
suffers annually from a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.
Up to 80% of Americans
will have a mental health condition at some point in their lives, even if it’s temporary.
More common than
cancer, heart disease, or diabetes--combined.
What's the problem?
Stigma around mental health conditions, particularly in the workplace setting, remains a persisting factor that stifles conversation and treatment-seeking behavior.
95% of employees
who have taken off time due to stress named another reason, such as an upset stomach or headache.
69% of employees
would hide their mental health condition from coworkers.
8 in 10 employees
don’t seek treatment because of fear and shame.
What’s work got to do with it?
Most people spend a majority of their waking hours at work, and there are many factors in the workplace that have a unique and independent impact on the mental health of employees.
What are the consequences?
Mental health is still a taboo topic, and stigma is especially prevalent in the workplace resulting in measurable consequences to organizations.
$17B is lost in the U.S.
in productivity each year.
$5.5k is lost per person
in productivity each year in the U.S. from depression alone.
217 million days of work
are lost due to mental health conditions.