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World Mental Health Day Spotlights Mental Wellbeing At Work, Creating Healthy Workplaces

U.N. News Centre: Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity — U.N.
“People spend a large proportion of time at work, where experiences there factor into their overall wellbeing, the United Nations said on World Mental Health Day, noting that depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively…” (10/10).

U.S. News & World Report: World Mental Health Day Focuses on Feeling Good at Work
“…[The WHO] estimates that more than 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Another 260 million are living with anxiety disorders, and many live with both. Such disorders make a very real impact on the economy. In fact, a WHO-led study estimated that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy about $1 million each year in lost productivity…” (Trimble, 10/10).

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