Employees Recognize Overall Health Includes Mental Health
An overwhelming majority of employees see mental health as a clear priority.
These employee convictions are not lukewarm.
In fact, 8 in 10 strongly agree with each of these statements (84 percent and 80 percent, respectively).
|Agreement Total* (NET)|
|Mental health is an important part of overall health||97%|
|Mental health is as important as physical health||96%|
|Unaddressed mental health issues can lead to mental health disorders||95%|
|Unaddressed mental health issues can lead to chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease||82%|
Q700 How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about mental health?
* Agreement Total refers to the combined total of answers indicating either Somewhat Agree or Strongly Agree.
Moreover, almost all employees recognize it is important to take action, rather than letting mental health issues go unattended.
For example, the vast majority feel that, if unaddressed, mental health issues can lead to mental health disorders and/or chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. In addition, the majority (82 percent) of employees feel that mental health disorders require treatment. This may indicate that employees are aware that individuals with mental health issues, including mental health disorders, are in need of support.