The High Cost of Mental Health Disorders

The High Cost of Mental Health Disorders

Garen Staglin is co-Founder and Board Chairman of One Mind and OneMindatWork, non-profits committed to research and advocacy of brain health and behavioral treatments.

At their September 2018 Annual Conference, a number of great papers were presented, and one of the stand-outs was Dr. Deb Lerner et al at Tufts Medical Center Program on Health, Work and Productivity.

That white paper, “The High Cost of Mental Disorders: Facts for Employers,” takes the rigorous academic studies on global depression and other behavioral health disorders, and lays out the impact on employers.

Specifically, the study shows how mental health issues cuts across occupations, how traumatic events, mental health treatment and related productivity costs make behavioral issues the highest category of medical cost for employers, and how employers can calculate the costs of depression in their organizations.

Read full article here >