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Understanding the Impact
Mental Health is Workplace Safety
Employers and employees alike recognize that workplace safety is a given and part of the employment experience. A critical but often overlooked part of workplace safety is mental health and well-being. Ample evidence shows that mental and physical health are intricately linked, e.g., toxic stress is linked to physical ailments and an increase in chronic disease. Employees whose mental health is threatened are more prone to physical safety challenges at work.
LEO Workplace Mental Health Report
21% of the U.S. adult population will have a mental illness in any given year.
46.2%, received treatment for a mental illness in 2020.
76% of employees had struggled with at least one issue affecting their mental health, only 42% have been diagnosed and only 37% revealed this diagnosis to their employer.
Employers who invest in their employees’ mental health and safety see a significant return on investment including improved employee satisfaction, increased productivity and reduced absenteeism and turnover.
The Luv U Project
1 in 4
Mental illness affects 1 in 4 Americans.
$80 - $100 billion
Mental illness and substance abuse cost employers approximately $80-$100 billion annually.
1 million U.S. employees miss work each day due to workplace stress
80 percent of U.S. workers put in more than 48 hours per week