We live in a world where anxiety and depression have become more prevalent than ever, and suicides are at an all time high. These are just a few reasons why the importance of mental health has been thrust into the forefront. (Inc., Cisco CEO).
Less than one third of people with mental illness get the treatment they need, and this comes at a cost — to people and to companies. Failure to acknowledge an employee’s mental health can hurt productivity, professional relationships, and the bottom line: $17-$44 billion is lost to depression each year, whereas $4 is returned to the economy for every $1 spent caring for people with mental health issues. (Mental Health at Work).
What is the discussion around mental health at your workplace? What initiatives are included in your wellness program and how are the conversations as well as inclusion promoted?