Employees are a company's mostimportant asset, and it's clear that mental health has an impact ontheir absenteeism, presenteeism and ultimately, productivity.(Image: Shutterstock)

Suicide is a national health crisis, with one person takingtheir own life every 12 minutes, according to the Centerfor Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Currently, it's the second leading cause of death for adults ages 25-34 and thefourth leading cause of death for adults ages 35-54, both agegroups that comprise the majority of today's workforce. Thecorrelation between work-related stress and an individual's mentalhealth is undeniable. Research from AFSP found that among adultswho have been employed in the past 12 months, more than one in 10 have missed work daysbecause they were too anxious (14 percent) or too depressed(16 percent) to go in.

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