Investing in Mental Health to Support Our Workforce

From: Alliance for Health Policy

Prior to 2020, 1 in 10 adults reported feeling symptoms of anxiety and depression, a number that has now grown to 4 in 10. Mental health’s cost to the economy is projected to rise to $6 trillion by 2030, but research has found that every $1 invested in treatment generates a $4 return in productivity. While the CARES Act allocated $425 million to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to assist increased demand for mental health treatment, there are still significant and persistent gaps in mental health supports and access to appropriate care.

This briefing will examine:

· Policy options to support increased mental health wellness for employees

· Recent statistics related to mental health and the role of employers

· Current policy and private-sector options for support

· How the nation’s mental health impacts our economic performance

August 19, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

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Date and Time

Thu, August 19, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm