Practical Strategies for Managing Stress and Depression in the Workplace
Depression costs the U.S. economy an estimated $210 billion annually, with 50 percent of the costs covered by employers, according to a Psychiatric Clinics of North America journal article. Because only 4 in 10 adults with mental health disorders seek treatment, this estimate is considered low.
Perhaps because of statistics like these and others that show the deleterious effects mental illness has on workplace productivity and an array of other business metrics, more employers
are incorporating mental health initiatives in their overall employee wellness programs. The Kansas City Business Journal gathered several area experts to discuss practical ways
employers can address mental wellness in the workplace.
Publisher Stacie Prosser moderated the discussion. Click here to see the article on the Business Journal website.
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