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Mental Health

Worldwide figures show that one in four patients visiting a health service has at least one mental, neurological or behavioral disorder. Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability around the world. Mental disorders also increase the likelihood that an individual will have a co-morbid physical condition such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While treatment can be effective, between 76% and 85% of people in low- and middle-income countries and 35% and 50% of people in high-income countries receive no mental health care.

Employers can play an important role for employees who have mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders by providing culturally-relevant mental health benefits, employee assistance services, and culturally competent educational materials that combat stigma.

 

 

Featured Resources

Mental Health Apps: Considerations for a Global Workforce Mental Health Apps: Considerations for a Global Workforce
An issue brief on why the use of technology, including mobile apps, in mental health treatment is becoming increasingly popular.

Suicide: An Increasing Concern for Global Employers Suicide: An Increasing Concern for Global Employers
Covers suicide causes and rates around the world and outlines employer strategies for suicide prevention and postvention.

Survey Report: Promoting Positive Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being Globally Survey Report: Promoting Positive Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being Globally
This survey report features global employer efforts to promote positive mental health and emotional well-being in their workforce.

 

 

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