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Behavioral Health Series: Session 1

Why Employers Should Invest in Mental Health

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans have a mental health or substance use disorder1? Or that between 2007 and 2017, the percentage of medical claims associated with behavioral health (both mental illnesses and addictions) more than doubled2? This is why mental health is a daily topic being discussed in the workplace. Investing in employee’s wellbeing reduces overall costs and creates a culture of empathy, inclusion, and productivity. Employees are now looking to see what programs are in place to improve health and wellness and it is the employers’ job to provide the right tools and resources. Learn how to reduce employee sick days, reduce staff turnover, and how employers can create a better workplace environment in this first webinar session.

During this session you will be introduced to the reason employers should…
  • Use the business case for investing in mental health and well-being.
  • Use direct interventions, which target mental health outcomes through education.
  • Use indirect interventions, which target risk factors associated with depression and anxiety.
  • Use Stress Management Interventions (SMIs) targeted at employees at risk for stress.
  • Use effective use of Digital Mental Health Interventions.
References: 1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
2 The Health Care Cost Institute’s 2018 report Health Care Cost & Utilization Report.
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