Understanding Workplace Mental Health
Workplaces have the opportunity to change the culture of mental health.
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.
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 been shown to exacerbate and even cause mental health challenges, including burnout and diagnosable conditions.
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.