Managing mental health at work

When and how managers should intervene in an employee’s personal problems
By Estelle Morrison
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/03/2006

Employers that ignore the mental health of employees do so at their peril. According to a 2001 study by the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md.,

The Impact of Mental Illness on Society

, mental illness accounts for more than 15 per cent of the cost burden of disease in developed countries. That’s a bigger economic impact than all types of cancer combined.