Improving behavioral health and well-being in the workplace
Mental health conditions in the workplace cost U.S. employers $80-$100 billion in medical expenses and productivity losses annually, and it's even more difficult to quantify the emotional and psychological impact on employees, colleagues, family members and the community.
It’s this lack of knowledge, and even the unwillingness to understand and address the problem, that make the challenges associated with mental health conditions in the workplace of serious concern. We simply don’t know how to define it, how to measure it or even where to begin.
- How big is the problem?
- What are the obstacles and opportunities?
- How do we gain support while reducing the stigma?
These are just a few of the questions and issues that were explored at the Productivity Summit held May 27–28, 2015. Hosted by The Mental Health Program at The Carter Center, with support from Pacific Resources and Sedgwick, the two-day summit drew some of the nation’s leading employers, academics and mental health experts.