Title

Mental Health at Work: How Mindfulness Aids in More Ways than One

Published In

Organizational Dynamics

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

7-2019

Abstract

In 2015 the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reported that 17.9% of the adult population in the United States experienced mental illness. These disorders include an array of experiences, such as depressive episodes, feelings of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, feelings of impulsiveness, and/or obsessive thought. Symptomology and disability from mental illness can negatively affect organizations through lost work days, turnover, and absenteeism, particularly when no attempt is made to alleviate symptoms or treat the illness. Specifically, it is estimated that about 200 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems. Further, mental illness when untreated can lead to disability, meaning that mental health problems substantially interfere with or limit daily activities, such as going to work.

Description

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1016/j.orgdyn.2018.04.001

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30403

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