More workers are absent from work due to stress than due to physical illness or injury. One in four adults in the United States of working age will suffer from mental illness or substance abuse, costing employers $80–$100 billion annually from these treatable disorders.
This Public Health Summit will bring key stakeholders together from academia, industry, and government to examine barriers to research on workplace mental health, implementation of workplace interventions and services, and best practices for overcoming barriers to research and interventions. The program will focus on solutions to improve the workplace environment, work productivity, and cost efficiency.
The Department of Mental Health and the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, in conjunction with The Luv u Project, Inc., are hosting Mental Health in the Workplace: A Public Health Summit. This event on Thursday, October 20, 2016, will be held in person in Baltimore and also will be available live via webcast.