The Thriving at Work report, published on Thursday, puts the annual cost to the UK economy of poor mental health at up to £99bn, of which about £42bn is borne by employers.
This is crazy, but this is the world we live in. We care more about someone's physical scar, than their mental ones.
As a result of mental health, it has been reported today that 300,000 lose their jobs due to mental health.
So what are we doing about it? Why is Mental Health still a taboo subject at work? Why do we still feel bad if we are to call in sick due to stress, depression or anxiety as opposed to a migraine or food poisoning?
Are we simply more sympathetic to one type of illness than the other?
Will there ever be a change in the way the corporate world thinks? Gender pay gaps. Maternity leave, pregnancy, work-related stress and all of that!
Have you ever called in sick due to a mental illness/feeling?
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