Mental Health At The Workplace

Mental disorders that are unchecked and untreated in employees(and their family) often lead to reduced productivity, increase in workplace accidents, with a majority of the employees suffering from decreased concentration at work.

Treating mental health is not a big investment and employers can be the facilitators to reverse the grim scenario.

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Mental Health In Today’s World

In an increasingly complex and competitive globalized environment, the growth curve of mental illness is a serious concern, with statistics showing that 800,000 people commit suicide per year, and about 4.4 per cent of the world’s population is under depression.

The consequences are also economic, as according to a study, India will lose about 1 trillion USD to mental illness in the next 10 years, and China 4.5 trillion USD.

  1. Becoming aware of the workplace environment and the policies that might adversely impact the employees.
  2. Learn from leaders and engage in employee wellbeing.
  3. Follow other companies who have taken necessary steps to curb mental health issues at the workplace.
  4. Understand the unique needs and opportunities of your workforce to develop tailored policies.
  5. Take practical steps like initiating training programs and facilitating the various workplace wellbeing strategies.
  6. Many workers have a stigma attached to seeking help for mental health problems and need to be educated about the process while making it frictionless.
  7. Remember that mental health is linked to everything, including physical and economic health.

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Mental Health Facts!❗⚠️ Beware!!
  1. Mental, neurological and substance use disorders make up 10% of the global burden of disease and 30% of non-fatal disease burden
  2. Around 1 in 5 of the world's children and adolescents have a mental disorder.
  3. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, affecting 264 million people.
  4. Almost 800 000 people die by suicide every year; 1 person dies from suicide every 40 seconds
  5. People with severe mental disorders die 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population.
  6. Around 1 in 9 people in settings affected by conflict have a moderate or severe mental disorder.

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10 facts on mental health

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What is mental health?

The World Health Organization states that mental health is not just the absence of mental illness.

  • It involves a state of well-being in which people can cope with the normal stresses they face in daily life.

Mental health allows people to recognize their own abilities, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.

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Mental Health Is More Than Just the Absence of Illness

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The Right Amount Of Work

The World Health Organization(WHO) recently recognized the symptoms of workplace burnout, with too much work wreaking havoc on our mental health, all across the world.

Surprisingly, not working too has similar mental health effects, and there is a middle ground, an effective dose of work that promotes well being and increases life satisfaction.

Mental Health: The Amount of Work You Need to Feel Content Is Extremely Low

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