Mental health and physical health are so often placed in separate categories, but the two are completely connected. Employees who suffer from stress and anxiety are more likely to experience physical consequences that result in poor health. According to a study
done by the American Psychological Association, “Highly stressed employees are subject to greater health risks, increased cost, and productivity losses than those with normal stress levels.” In the end, your employees’ mental health is directly connected to their ability to perform well on the job.
Doctor and holistic health supporter Roger Sahoury recently made note of the connection between employee health programs and the bottom line: “55% of workers identified a workplace wellness program as an instrument in improving their overall well-being. In fact, it equates to $250 million in savings in lowered health costs and a 50% reduction in high blood pressure among employees.” Mental and emotional health aren’t just important for life outside the office; they’re vital to success in the workplace.