man with head in hands sitting on steps Mental illness will cause employees to miss more workdays than any other chronic condition, resulting in an estimated $210.5 billion per year cost to US employers from depression alone. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Now more than ever, there is increasing pressure on employers to prioritize employee mental health.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental illnesses that can frequently co-occur. Some common risk factors for depression and anxiety include distressing and uncontrollable events and ongoing stress and anxiety. The last 17 months presented constant triggers for these risk factors to get activated.

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