Today, one in five adults experience mental illness while only 43 percent of those who are suffering seek treatment. In fact, mental illness costs the global economy one trillion dollars in lost productivity every year. If you want to run a successful business, ignoring your employees’ mental and emotional wellness is simply not an option.
Even if you have not personally experienced difficulties with mental health, it’s likely that someone you work with has. Not having the right resources or policies to manage mental health in the workplace can have detrimental effects on your business. Fortunately, there are measures, both proactive and reactive, that any leader can take to start supporting and promoting mental health in the workplace. Below are a few ideas to help get you started.