woman rubbing forehead while at computer Mental health issues are hitting younger employees harder than older ones, with 41 percent of those between 18 and 25 reporting being stressed at work “often or always.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study reveals that the stigma attached to mental health issues is costly—not just to employees struggling to achieve better medical outcomes, but also to their employers’ bottom lines.

The international study on workplace mental health, conducted by Ipsos MORI and commissioned by Teladoc Health, finds that under-reporting by employees of mental health issues is wildly common—82 percent of those with a diagnosed mental health condition said they didn’t tell bosses—and 10 percent of those said they feared losing their jobs if they disclosed the condition to someone at work.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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