Man putting puzzle piece into open space in human brain As we are hopefully emerging from the pandemic phase, now is the time to prioritize mental health and make it integral to your return-to-work plan.

There is a mental health crisis happening today. It’s happening in society, schools, and in our workforces. Without a doubt, the past two years have taxed our employees’ mental health. What started as two-week quarantine of working from home, or thinking about our safety daily, turned into two years of sickness, ups and downs, stops, starts, mask mandates, social distancing and office closures. Those constant changes and other pressures outside the workforce drained our employees’ mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25% during the pandemic.

Related: Employer medical claims likely miss 75% of employee mental health issues

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