About 63% of Americans are part of the US labor force – of those, a staggering 44.7 million US adults report suffering
from a mental illness. In addition, 71% of adults reported at least one symptom of stress, such as a headache or feeling
overwhelmed or anxious in the workplace. According the CDC, the workplace can be a key location for activities designed
to improve well-being among adults. Workplace wellness programs can identify those at risk and connect them to
treatment and put in place supports to help people reduce and manage stress. By addressing mental health issues in the
workplace, employers can reduce health care costs for their businesses and employees.
Implementation of employee mental health resources can bolster improvement in the following key areas:
- Job performance and productivity.
- Engagement with one’s work.
- Communication with coworkers.
- Physical capability and daily functioning