The Impact of Mental Illness
85% of people with a serious mental illness are unemployed
The #1 health-related reason for lost productivity at work is mental health issues
The #2 reason for absenteeism is mental health issues
Untreated mental illness costs the US $105 Billion in lost productivity
For an average company of 500 employees, untreated depression alone costs $1.4 Million in lost work and lost productivity per year.
Sources: American Journal of Psychiatry, Scientific American; Institution of Health and Productivity Management; Vancouver Board of Trade’s report and Harvard University Medical School research.