Mental Health and the Workplace

  • 26 out of every 100 employees need mental health care
  • Mental illnesses cause more days of work loss and work impairment than any other chronic health conditions, including arthritis, asthma, back pain, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
  • More than 80% of employees who receive treatment for mental illness report improved levels of work efficacy and satisfaction.
  • Treating depression saves companies $2,000 annually per employee through improved health and productivity (includes mental health costs).

Sources: Partnership for Workplace Mental Health and National Institute of Mental Health 


Learn more about mental health and the workplace:

Right Direction: Depression @ Work 

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health

Mental Illness and Work

Support an Employee

Workplace Wellness

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission