Mental health benefits: Understanding where to start
Employers and HR departments should consider the following ways they can help ease the stress among their workforce.
By Rob LaHayne|December 09, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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By all accounts, the pandemic has exacerbated an already rampant mental health crisis in America. A 2019 Substance Abuse & Mental Health study showed that even before the pandemic set in, 16.5 million Americans said they needed mental health treatment or counseling but didn’t receive it. Now, with COVID-19 worsening an already bad access problem for mental health services, it’s up to employers to offer virtual options to their employees as a standard part of their health care strategy. The exponential growth in need for services combined with a major shortage of providers presents a significant challenge for employers looking to meet their employees’ mental health needs. However, those who do not rise to the challenge will face significant losses in productivity, which will directly impact business success.
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