The prevalence of mental health issues has increased dramatically over the course of the pandemic. Today, roughly 1/3 workers report feeling symptoms of depression and/or anxiety in the last year, an increase of 200% compared to before the pandemic. And not surprisingly, 80% of sufferers complain that their symptoms contribute to more difficulties at work, such as being more tired, making more errors, feeling unmotivated, distracted, or unable to make decisions.
Having a member on your team who is not able to contribute their best due to a mental health issue is not ideal. Obviously, organizations that support mental health at work see many benefits, including increased productivity, better retention and recruitment, and reduced absenteeism. Furthermore, offering mental health support can serve as a preventative measure for burnout or other issues before they arise. What can leaders do to support mental health in the workplace?
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