The Stats are In
Don’t just focus on relieving symptoms of a workplace mental health crisis. Treat the root causes of mental distress, prevent issues before they occur, and improve performance at work and in life.
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of your employees are experiencing a mental health challenge.
Days are lost every year due to employee depression. Your team’s mental health affects your bottom lines.
Dollars are wasted yearly due to decreased employee productivity, based on an average salary of $61K.
are not telling you they’re struggling.
believe more should be done to promote employee health.
Investing in employee mental health is good business.
A Growing Problem:
- ‘Always-on’ culture creates always off work/life balance.
- Prior to COVID and the current social climate, an estimated 40 million Americans live with anxiety, and mood disorders are becoming more prevalent in young adults.
- Each day, stress causes one million workers in the U.S. to be absent from work
- 12.7% of Americans over the age of 12 are taking antidepressants—and antidepressant drug use is up 65% over the past 15 years
- An estimated 40 million Americans live with anxiety, and mood disorders are becoming more prevalent in young adult
- 16 million Americans are affected by depression, and it’s estimated that 50% of sufferers are untreated
A Mounting Cost:
- Stress and burnout aren’t just unwelcome: they’re expensive.
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In 2019, studies estimated that depression affected more than 16 million Americans costing the U.S. economy $210.5 billion per year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and medical costs.
- Stress-related illnesses cost U.S. businesses nearly $200 billion each year—and result in almost $300 billion in lost productivity
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
- It’s estimated that depression in the workplace costs employers $44 billion annually
- Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity.
- U.S. expenditure on mental health services will reach $238 billion in 2020.¹
- Mental Illness Will Cost the World $16 USD Trillion by 2030³
- Depression affects more than 16 million Americans costing the U.S. economy $210.5 billion per year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and medical costs.²
A Smart Solution:
- Happy, healthy minds are your business’ best asset.
- Each dollar of investment in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of $4 in better health and work performance—a 400% ROI.
- Employees at companies who support wellness feel 53% motivated than employees without that benefit.
- 63% of employees surveyed rated work-life balance as “very important” (compared to 44% who cited “salary” as their top factor)
- A set of offices surveyed found that engaged employees were 43% more productive, and generated an average of $72,000 more than non-engaged ones.
- Each dollar of investment in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of $4 in better health and work performance—a 400% ROI
 World Health Organization (WHO), 2020 Report
 American Psychiatric Foundation, Center for Workplace Mental Health
Treating depression alone costs $110 billion annually, and half of that cost is shouldered by employers
Mental health expenses jumped by more than 10% annually since 2014
68% of employees worry that reaching out about a mental health issue could negatively impact their job security
SOURCE: Aetna Behavioral Health – Mental Illness in the Workplace