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Making The Business Case
Investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for business.
1 in 5
will experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year.
Of the 1 in 5 adults, more than half of those individuals will go untreated. Respecting and treating mental illness on par with other medical illnesses is the first step to improving employee quality of life—the foundation of an effective workplace.
The good news? Treatment works.
treated for mental illness report improved levels of work efficacy and satisfaction.
And it’s cost-effective. When employees receive effective treatment for mental illnesses, the result is lower total medical costs, increased productivity, lower absenteeism and decreased disability costs. The bottom line: investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for business.
An estimated 6-7% of full-time workers in the U.S. experience major depression. Do you know how much depression costs your organization? Find out more with our Depression Calculator.
The Working Well Toolkit: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business
Directly from expertise shared by leading employers, this toolkit provides human resource professionals and business leaders with practical information and strategies, assessment tools, mental health programs and case studies to educate employers about current best practices to create supportive workplace environments.
Plug in your company and employee data and estimate what depression, alcohol and substance use mean to your company’s bottom line. These calculators will help estimate the prevalence and associated costs of mental illness/substance use disorders in your workplace, and the savings associated with intervention.