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Half of those living with chronic or complex illnesses are also managing mental health challenges, including 42% of people diagnosed with cancer and nearly 1 in 5 people with heart disease, health data indicates. About one-third of people diagnosed with a life-changing disease experience symptoms of depression. It’s one reason why 90% of employers increased spending on mental health in recent years — and 72% expected most or all new investments to be digital.

Not only are chronic disease and mental health intertwined in a complex cycle, but more employees than ever are dealing with mental health challenges. In fact, 81% of employees say an employer’s approach to behavioral health benefits is a key consideration when looking for work. Employers have taken notice, recognizing better mental health not only leads to less absenteeism and lower turnover, but also to building a workforce that’s more productive and happier.

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