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relaxing couple on beach One of the biggest tools employers can offer to manage mental health is the ability to truly step away from work. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The relationship between work and mental health is at a turning point. 2020 and 2021 have tested us all in new ways and amplified employee expectations of holistic care from their employers. Business leaders are also increasingly recognizing mental health support as critical. Struggles with mental health can have a real, tangible impact – they can contribute to burnout, disengagement, loss of productivity and attrition.

The breadth of the challenge is real. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 20% of adults in the US live with mental health issues — and I count myself among them. In Lattice’s State of People Strategy Report, respondents also ranked “emotional exhaustion” as one of their top three challenges.

 

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