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Work Place & Mental Wellness Part 2

Updated: Feb 11, 2022

The Outcome of Poor Mental Health in the Workplace


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has conducted extensive research

regarding the effects of mental health issues on business.

For example, poor mental health and stress can negatively affect employee:

  • Job performance and productivity.

  • Engagement with one’s work.

  • Communication with coworkers.

  • Physical capability and daily functioning.

 
 

Some notable findings from the CDC

  • Depression interferes with a person’s ability to complete physical job tasks, about 20% of the time, and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18404013

  • Only 57% of employees who report moderate depression and 40% of those who report severe depression receive treatment to control depression symptoms. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22152643

  • Even after taking other health risks—like smoking and obesity—into account, employees at high risk of depression had the highest health care costs during the three years after an initial health risk assessment. ttps://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0819

These are just a few of the arguments to be made to improve workplace wellness.

 

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

It’s essential to understand the conditions of anxiety and depression in order to help

those experiencing such mental health conditions.


While stress is a normal aspect of life, prolonged or chronic stress can be a risk factor

for developing a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression. Work-related

stress—or ‘job stress’—occurs when someone feels that the demands of their role are

greater than their abilities, skills, or coping strategies.


Here are some common THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, and BEHAVIORS of individuals

experiencing anxiety or depression.


THOUGHTS “People are judging me.” “I’m a failure.” “It’s my fault.” “Nothing good ever happens to me.” “I’m worthless.” FEELINGS Overwhelmed Guilty Getting angry or frustrated easily Lacking in confidence Unhappy, miserable or sad Indecisive Disappointed BEHAVIORS Finding it hard to meet reasonable deadlines Withdrawing from colleagues Avoiding certain workplace activities, such as meetings


While these are things anyone can experience throughout life, when they are combined,

they indicate poor mental health.Mental health is about how we think, feel, and behave. Just as our physical health fluctuates, so too, does our mental health as goes through ups and downs.


Among the most common mental health problems are anxiety and depression, which

can be brought on for many reasons, including work-related issues.

 

Services Available:

Wellness Programs: Reboot Your Brain, Stomping Out Your ANTs, Brain Thrive by 25

BrainFit for Work and Life


The above list of program are available online or live. Stomping Out Your ANT is a big hit with companies and organization to introduce the topic of Mental Wellness.


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