Mental health talk is taboo in too many workplaces, even though the World Health Organization estimates that 15 percent of working-age adults struggle with a mental disorder at one point or another.
Not only do mental health issues take a toll on employees’ well-being, but they also affect business. The impact on productivity from depression and anxiety alone costs the global economy about $1 trillion each year.
After all, employees spend a significant portion of their lives working.
Fortunately, in recent years, the dialogue surrounding mental health has sort of shifted, breaking through barriers of stigma and silence.