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An injured worker that is also dealing with a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, takes two to three times as long to recover as some that has no mental health issue, according claims data from The Hartford. (Credit: Kaspars Grinvalds/stock.adobe.com) An injured worker who is also dealing with a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, takes two to three times as long to recover as someone who has no mental health issue, according to claims data from The Hartford. (Credit: Kaspars Grinvalds/stock.adobe.com)

Most employers (70%) reported mental health issues among their workforce, while 52% said they face substance misuse or addiction challenges, according to a survey by The Hartford. However, nearly three-quarters noted stigmas regarding mental health issues continue to block care.

Although most organizations (80%) reported incorporating acceptance of mental health challenges into their company’s culture, just 60% of workers felt the same way. Similarly, 79% of businesses said they have an open and inclusive environment that encourages dialogue about mental health. Slightly more than half of U.S. workers surveyed felt the same, according to The Hartford.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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