Understanding and improving mental health in the workplace. | ACA Blog

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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have had a diagnosable mental health condition in the last year. i In fact, according to the World Health Organization, five of the 10 leading causes of disability are mental health issues.

Mental health problems in the workplace effect:

  • Absenteeism
  • Morale/staff attitude
  • Overall employee performance

Therefore, caring for your employees’ mental health is good for both employees and employers alike.

Many mental health problems develop over time, so the ability to notice symptoms of anxiety, depression or burnout (for example) in a staff member at your company means that you may be able to prevent a major mental health issue before it manifests.

How a Workplace can Influence Staff Mental Health Issues

While we’re not blaming employers for staff mental health issues, understanding how one’s business culture impacts employees mentally can help an employer to improve their influence on employee mental well-being.

Here are a few items to consider…

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Source: Understanding and Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

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