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Data Point: Why Employers Should Care About Mental Health

By / Jan 12, 2020 (Tero Vesalainen/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Employee retention is a priority for every employer, including associations. Offering employees better mental health support may help.

According to Mind Share Partners’ 2019 Mental Health at Work Report, mental health affects the workplace significantly, reducing productivity and forcing some employees out. “Over 60 percent of respondents said their productivity at work was affected by their mental health, and over a third thought their work or workplace environment contributed to their symptoms,” the report says. “What’s more, many left their companies as a result.” Younger workers were the most likely to leave a job for mental health reasons.

Voluntarily Left a Job Due to Mental Health Reasons

All workers: 22 percent

Generation Z (up to 22 years old): 75 percent

Millennials (23-38 years old): 50 percent

Gen X (39-54 years old): 38 percent

Baby boomers (55-73 years old): 10 percent

Source: Mind Share Partners, 2019 Mental Health at Work Report

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