Mental health challenges are a growing concern for employers worldwide.
Global rates of depression and anxiety have increased 15 percent to 20 percent during the last decade.1
The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable (CEO Roundtable) commissioned this report to underscore the business imperative to employers for providing comprehensive, science-based support for employee mental health.
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