Mental health in the workplace is an often ignored or misunderstood issue that has a tremendous impact on the social and economic wellbeing of employees and companies alike.
Behavioral health problems—including substance abuse and common psychological conditions like anxiety and depression—cost the US economy over $200 billion per year in employee absenteeism and lost productivity. Unfortunately, these problems often go untreated until they reach a crisis point in an individual’s personal and/or work life.
In addition, there is a strong connection between emotional health and physical health. People with significant psychological problems are far more likely to have serious medical problems, and vice-versa.
Fortunately, help is available. Professional counseling can significantly improve the overall quality of life for employees struggling with behavioral health problems.
Michael Ford, MSW, offers comprehensive private counseling services designed to address psychological problems common in the modern workplace. He believes—and research demonstrates—that mentally healthy workers greatly contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of their companies. The end result is a win-win situation for all parties involved.