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Prioritizing mental health & wellness is good for business

It all starts with empathy and flexibility for your employees

“81% of employees report experiencing mental health issues due to the coronavirus pandemic.”1

Mental health is one of the country’s most pressing public health issues — and a top workforce wellness concern for employers. In fact, 76% of respondents reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition in the past year, up from 59% in 2019.2

As an HR leader, you’re the one employees will turn to for help when facing mental and emotional stress, anxiety, and burnout. Leading with empathy and flexibility will help you create a psychologically healthy workforce where employees feel safe, respected, and empowered.

Get the guide Prioritizing mental well-being in the workplace: 4 steps to better employee mental health — and how it benefits your business

In it, you’ll get the tips, tools, and education you need to prioritize your employees’ mental health and emotional well-being. After all, healthier employees are more present, productive, and invested which benefits your overall business.

1 “American Worker in Crisis: Understanding Employee Mental Health in Unprecedented Times,” Lyra Health, July 2020.

2 Kelly Greenwood and Julia Anas, “It’s a New Era for Mental Health at Work,” Harvard Business Review, October 4, 2021.

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