Workplace Mental Health Statistics for May Is Mental Health Awareness Month #3

May 4th — Statistic #3

From Lyra’s 2022 State of Workforce Mental Health Survey Report:

59% of the survey respondents reported their mental health problems were impacting them at work.

My Thoughts and Comments:

Research has clearly established that mental ill-health or mental disorders significantly negatively impact employee performance and productivity. We also know that the occurrence of psychological/psychosocial distress from common unwanted negative life disruptors also significantly negatively impact employee performance and productivity even though they don’t rise to the level of needing professional mental health treatment. This statistic from Lyra’s survey certainly reinforces these two already known facts.

Certainly having your workers negatively impacted by their mental health problems to the point where it impacts their work is not a good thing for any employer. This high of a percentage points out why employers should be looking for ways to support employees experiencing mental ill-health beyond just financially supporting their treatment. It would be a worthwhile initiative for employers to find ways to reduce the impact on employees and their performance at work.

Here is the link to yesterday’s statistic #2:



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William McPeck

William McPeck


Bill McPeck has been involved as a leader and practitioner in employee health, safety, wellness and wellbeing for close to 30 years.