According to the World Health Organization, mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Unfortunately, mental health issues are becoming increasingly prevalent, especially in the workplace.
Studies have shown that work-related stress, depression, and anxiety are some of the most significant contributors to mental health problems.
One study found that "unhealthy work conditions can lead to chronic mental health problems such as depression and anxiety."
Another study showed that "one in five Americans has experienced a mental health issue in the past year, and that workplace factors are a significant contributor to that number."
It's clear that prioritizing mental health at work is not only essential for our well-being, but it's also crucial for our productivity and success.
When we neglect our mental health, it affects our ability to work productively, make sound decisions, and form healthy relationships with our colleagues.
This post is for subscribers only
Sign up now to read the post and get access to the full library of posts for subscribers only.