pink piggy bank with heavy rock on top The primary source of stress that can launch the cycle of mental health challenges is financial strain, an unfortunately widespread stressor in the U.S (Photo: Shutterstock)

It's a vicious cycle; employees are experiencing higher than normal levels of stress, resulting in deterioration of their mental health and wellbeing either acutely, due to a specific situation, or chronically, adding new mental health concerns and exacerbating existing ones. Poor mental health impacts the physical body too, resulting in costly medical care. A shocking 56% of Americans with chronic disease have missed medication or delayed care because of financial hardship, worsening physical health.

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