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Fewer Than 1 in 3 Employers View Mental Health Support as a Top Priority

Posted April 29, 2022 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLBEING, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, MENTAL HEALTH
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The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly flipped the mental health landscape. Many individuals were faced with anxiety, depression and burnout for the first time. However, only 32% of HR professionals responded that mental health resources are a priority for their organization, according to a joint survey between SHRM, the SHRM foundation and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, according to the American Institute of Stress, about 83% of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress and businesses lose $300 billion yearly because of this stress. Offering mental health resources can be a win-win, especially given the current job market. Workers feel taken care of and supported, while employers gain top talent. How will organizations prioritize their mental health offerings and what resources will they provide to their people?

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