Addressing Mental Health From a Global and Local Perspective

Mental health is a critical issue around the world. It is especially relevant to global employers because of its impact on productivity, well-being and the bottom line.

Mental health is a critical issue around the world. It is especially relevant to global employers because of its impact on productivity, well-being and the bottom line.

Mental health is a critical issue around the world. It is especially relevant to global employers because of its impact on productivity, well-being and the bottom line. Consider the following numbers:

 

10%

The estimated percentage of the global population who experienced a mental health disorder in 2017,1 although accurate data in many countries is difficult to obtain due to stigma and poorly defined and understood measurement techniques.


 

$1 trillion

The estimated cost of depression and anxiety to the global economy (in USD).4


 

1 in 4

The estimated prevalence of mental health disorders among the adult population in the U.S. and the U.K.2,3


 

13%

Percentage of the total global burden of disease attributed to untreated mental disorders.5


 

91 million

Workdays lost annually in the U.K. due to mental health disorders.5


 

$4

According to a World Health Organization-led study, the estimated return on investment for every $1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental health disorders.4


While there have been substantial efforts made by some countries and organizations to improve the mental health of populations and employees, a significant amount of work remains, and the response has not yet been proportional to the significant need.


Addressing Mental Health from a Global and Local Perspective: Introduction and Full Guide

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