Mental health issues can be costly if employers ignore the warning signs, experts say
from The Daily Astorian
Mental health disorders cost employers billions in lost productivity, but programs can help employees overcome their problems, a benefit for themselves and their bosses. Depression, anxiety, chemical dependency or gambling problems may sound like personal issues that employers would be wise to avoid, but nationwide it cost employers 200 million work days and at least $44 billion in productivity lost to symptoms of mental health disorders, according to various sources including the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Institutes of Health.
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