Leading the Way: Promoting Positive Mental Health at Work
Mental health conditions are increasing worldwide. The World Health Organization reports that there has been a 13% rise in mental health conditions and substance use disorders in the last decade. Mental health conditions have a substantial effect on all areas of life, including school and work performance and the ability to participate in the community. A 2021 study by Mind Share Partners found that 75% of full-time US workers reported experiencing at least one symptom of a mental health condition in the past year—up from 59% in 2019. The data is clear—the global pandemic has significantly impacted mental health at work, making an already serious issue even more complex.