Coffee & Hustle

Mental Health in the Workplace

December 17, 2021 Coffee & Hustle Podcast Season 2 Episode 126
Coffee & Hustle
Mental Health in the Workplace
Show Notes

Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year.

“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “Mental Health in the Workplace”. Can be a silent killer…

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

Yet only one in three who need help will get it. As a result, many people will either miss work or will get less done on the job.

Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, education, or income, mental health disorders do not discriminate. The problem is so pervasive in the United States that 44 million adults — or about one of every five — have a mental health disorder.1

I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Lori Fischer, Owner of Just Imagine Coaching and Consulting

Meet Lori Fischer
She coaches with individuals one-on-one and in groups. Lori brings energy, focus, and dedication to her interactions with others. Lori’s background includes over 15+ years of speaking, training, coaching, consulting, and workshop facilitation for companies in diverse industries including sales, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, government, banking, and more.

Here are the stats:
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year

1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year

50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

46.2% of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2020 

  • 64.5% of U.S. adults with serious mental illness received treatment in 2020  
  • Male: 37.4%
  • Female: 51.2%

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression and anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. But WHO also found that for every $1 spent on treating common mental health concerns, there is a return of $4 in improved health and productivity.  Types of support can range from managing stress, to treating invisible disabilities such as anxiety and depression. 

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