Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health problems in the United States. According to a 2018 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five American adults has had some form of anxiety disorder, while one in ten has experienced major depression at some point in their lives. These conditions have a huge impact on our economy as well — and yet they’re often ignored by policymakers because they aren’t considered as serious as other diseases like cancer or diabetes, which receive far more funding from government agencies and private foundations alike.
Anxiety & Depression Are Costing the US Economy Billions of Dollars
Anxiety and depression are the leading cause of disability in the US, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). They are also estimated to cost employers more than $100 billion annually due to reduced productivity and absenteeism. According to a 2017 report from Aon Hewitt, mental health problems cost employers more than $100 billion annually due to reduced productivity and absenteeism.
Mental Health Problems are the Leading Cause of Disability in the US
Mental health problems are the leading cause of disability in the US and …