Mental health conditions remain poorly understood and yet one in five people in the world will be affected by mental health disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental health disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Unaddressed mental health concerns lead to tremendous emotional suffering and contribute significantly to serious societal problems including unemployment, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, crime, incarceration, domestic violence and suicide. In 2010 the estimate for the global cost of mental illness was nearly $2.5T with a projected increase to over $6T by 2030. The current global cost for mental disorders is greater than the cost of diabetes, respiratory disorders, and cancer combined.
It’s time to change the culture and talk openly about emotional well-being. By shifting the culture within your organization, you can change minds, attitudes and behaviors. By changing the culture, you can increase access to care, decrease suffering and increase productivity.
One way to affect culture is to create opportunities for dialogue around factors that affect emotional well-being. These factors include:
1. Eating Healthy – what you eat can affect your emotional health
2. Sleeping Well – sleep impacts your mood, energy, mental sharpness, and ability to handle stress
3. Being active – regular exercise can relieve stress, improve memory, and help you to sleep better
4. Relaxing – practice methods to reduce stress such as meditation, mindfulness, and creative projects
Emotional health is just as important as physical health, and together, we can help your organization make a difference in the emotional well-being of your employees.
Insight Wellness Works is based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and has been serving employers in Tampa Bay and its surrounding cities since 2010. We have a large team of credentialed wellness professionals offering a suite of workplace wellness services that focus on promoting health and preventing disease. We change lives and transform the culture of health in workplaces. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your business and employees achieve wellness goals.