May is the month to tackle issues relating to mental wellness in the workplace

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Many people face the reality of living with a mental illness. May is the month of educating those around us and upping the awareness about mental health. To say there is a stigma surround mental health is an understatement. After all, mental health is an important part of overall health.

If you are an employer, offering mental health and well-being services can provide a significant return on your investment. Work stress alone is reducing employees’ productivity and engagement at work. According to a recent study by Silver Cloud Health, 69% of the study's participants used one to five sick days when feeling stressed, and 22% used six to 10 sick days. On average, 32% of employees are taking extra sick days to deal with feelings of being overwhelmed or stressed.

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