The CMU student chapter of SHRM will present
Mental Wellness: A Tough Conversation
In the United States, nearly 20% of adults (Nimh.nih.gov, 2018) and 20% of employees (Morin, A., 2018) grapple with a mental health disorder.
Employers are legally responsible for refraining from discrimination against these individuals protected by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission under the Americans with Disabilities Act (SHRM, 2018).
Although many people with mental health issues are protected against discrimination, this doesn’t mean they are getting the help and treatment they need.
In the US, only 43.1% with issues receive any proper treatment (Nimh.nih.gov, 2018). As a result employers nation wide have lost out on $225.5 billion a year due to unproductively from those suffering (Beaton, T., 2018). However, some cutting edge organizations do help treat their employees. Treating employees mental health issues can help a corporate culture, employees’ morale, job-satisfaction, job-performance, job-attendance, and retention.
Providing support to employees in need can be both beneficial to employees and employers. If done well, a business’s return on investment can be up to $4 to every dollar that a company spends (Beaton, T., 2018).
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