In the United States, depression ranks among the top three mental health workplace issues, costing approximately $44 billion per year in lost productivity; while stress is estimated to cost U.S. businesses $30 billion per year. In addition to lower productivity, employees suffering from high stress levels also report lower engagement, higher absenteeism and burnout. Moreover, stress can impair a person’s ability to think creatively, retain information and solve problems. Our Vitality U.K. counterparts recently produced an infographic showcasing the effects of mental well-being in the workplace. Here are some insights:
- 30 percent of people sleep less than seven hours each night.
- People are two times more likely to suffer from depression if they have an unhealthy BMI or do not exercise.
- 54 percent of people have at least one work-related stress symptom.
For more results, check out the full infographic.