We share so many life moments – let’s share our mental health too

Mental health issues can be chronic if not addressed, impacting your ability to bring your best self to work. Sharing with the right people is proven to help.

Did you know 76% of employees report having struggled with an issue that affected their mental health.1 This could range from stress, insomnia or changes in relationships to depression or more serious issues. Others may be living with a loved one who is experiencing a mental health disorder.

Mental health issues can be chronic if not addressed, impacting your ability to bring your best self to work.

Sharing with the right people is proven to help. Eighty percent of individuals can be treated quickly and effectively, especially when symptoms are recognized early. Yet, 50% to 60% of adults with mental disorders do not receive the mental health services they need.2 Find out if your employer has resources to help.


We stand with the 76% of employees who report having struggled with an issue that affected their mental health.

Find out if your employer has resources to help

Ask about your company's emotional health benefits or ask your supervisor to direct you to the available resources. If your employer has limited resources, you may find these useful:

MentalHealth.Gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Top Helpline Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Harris Poll online survey on Employees' Perceptions and Attitudes on Mental Health in the Workplace, September 2018, commissioned by the American Heart Association

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Mental Health In the Workplace, April 2018, Vol 60, Issue 4

About the survey
The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Heart Association among 1,041 U.S. adults 18+ who work full time or part time at an organization with 25 or more people, and their employer offers health insurance (“employees”). The survey was conducted between September 5 and September 18, 2018. Figures for age by gender, income, education, race/ethnicity, region, size of household, marital status, and employment status were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.