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Mental health has been one of the top concerns of HR leaders over the last few years. We all know this, but the stats I’m seeing are staggering. As many as 35 million workdays are lost each year to mental illness. More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. And roughly 10.8 million full-time workers have a substance use disorder. Whoa.

We know people are struggling. We know employees are struggling. But we also know HR leaders and teams are struggling with how to deal with this monumental issue — especially on increasingly limited budgets. As the economy continues to tighten up, HR teams definitely want to — and NEED to — address the mental health challenges they’re seeing in the workplace. But more than ever, they’re having to do that with a shrinking budget.

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