The statistics really speak for themselves, only 13% of employees would feel comfortable talking about their mental health struggles, while 89% of employees having mental health struggles know that they impact their work.
That says a lot. It says that there’s a good chance people on your own teams are probably silently suffering, and not doing their best work because of it. That’s not good for anyone.
The other statistics in this article point out what kind of impact those two facts above have on the bottom line, but I’m going to take issue with the importance they are given in this article. Don’t just make changes in your workplace culture because it’s better for the bottom line, do it because it’s the right thing to do for the human beings who work for you. They aren’t lines on a spreadsheet, they are people, with lives outside of work, who you have an opportunity to support. The fact that supporting them might also help your bottom line is nice, but irrelevant to the larger issue.
Now, with that in mind, read the whole thing below. You might learn a thing or two about how much mental health matters.