Taking an active role to improve employee mental health

Almost two-thirds of professionals say their stress levels at work are higher than they were five years ago. As workplace stress continues to rise, so does the cost of employee mental health. In fact, depression, which is linked to stress, costs the U.S. economy $210 billion annually and employers bear 50 percent of that cost. We know something must be done to combat this growing crisis. When traditional Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and behavioral health provider settings are not enough to improve mental health, what more can employers and benefit advisors do? Thankfully there are different approaches employers can take to care for their employees.