Given its prevalence, you can expect that employees at your organization are experiencing mental health challenges or mental illness. That’s why it’s so important that your organization creates a culture that supports employees’ mental health.
A study from the Mental Health in the Workplace Summit also found that mental illness is the leading cause of disability for U.S. adults ages 15 to 44 and that more workdays are lost to mental health-related absenteeism than any other injury or illness.
Mental well-being includes mental health but goes far beyond treating mental illness. One main roadblock that employees face when it comes to their mental well-being is chronic stress, which can lead to a lack of sleep, which in turn can exacerbate workplace stress.
It’s up to employers to implement various strategies in their organizations that are designed to support employee mental health. Read the entire article at Apex Benefits to find out some of the most common strategies used by employers across the country, as well as to download a company mental health scorecard.