mental health facts

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  • 1 in 5 Americans suffers from a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety in any given year. (SAMHSA, 2015)
  • Up to 80% of people will have a mental health condition at some point in their lives, even if it’s temporary. (Schaefer, 2017)
  • 3 out of 4 of mental health conditions are not considered "serious" and can be temporary. (SAMHSA, 2016)


  • 8 in 10 employees don’t seek treatment because of fear and/or shame. (NAMI)
  • 95% of employees who have taken time off due to stress, named another reason such as an upset stomach or headache. (Deloitte, 2017)
  • People who perceive negative stereotypes and stigma about mental health conditions hide their condition and avoid seeking help. (Clement, 2014)

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  • 62% of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions. (NAMI, 2015)
  • $17B and 217 million days are lost in the U.S. in productivity each year. (Finch, 2005)
  • Employees who get mental health treatments have higher productivity, better co-worker interactions, and incur less healthcare-related expenses. (NAMI, 2015)
  • For every dollar invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace, $2.30 is generated in benefits to the company. (PwC, 2014)
  • Workplace factors that can have a negative impact on mental health include low social support, poor communication, unclear instructions and role, and changes within the organization. (WHO, 2010)

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