Mental health impacts everyone
Mental health disorders are among the most burdensome health concerns in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults aged 18 or older (18.3% or 44.7 million people) reported some mental illness in 2016.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American workers suffer from mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Research shows that work is the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives, more so than financial problems
Depression interferes with a person’s ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time.
Even after taking other health factors – like smoking and obesity – into account, employees at high risk of depression had the highest healthcare costs during the 3 years after an initial health risk assessment.
INDEAL Cares is dedicated to supporting mental health and stress reduction activities for employees in North America.
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INDEAL Cares understands mental health and stress management is critical to all other elements of health. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), work stress is the leading workplace health problem and a major occupational health risk, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity. Visit our Living Well Library for Publications, tips, and actionable tools to strengthen mental health and resilience.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.