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The US Department of Health and Human Services says that our country is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. As result, today more than ever is a time to recognize Mental Health Awareness month. In fact, 1 in 4 people in the United States is expected to experience a mental health crisis at least once in their lifetime.

In the workplace, an employee dealing with a mental health condition is more likely to be unintentionally less productive and efficient. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employee performance declines in more than one third of employees dealing with a mental health issue. As a result, productivity losses in the workplace can be staggering. For example, depression alone can cost up to $50 billion per year in lost productivity.

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