World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental health in workplace 10th October 2017


World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental health in workplace

At the age of Adulthood, each people spent most of time at the work. Experience during this time is important factor which influence our overall well-being. Employers and authorities who input initiatives in workplace to exacerbate mental health and to support employees who have mental illness found benefit not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. A negative working ambience, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity.

Common mental disorder like depression and anxiety negatively affect our ability to work, and to work productivity.The leading cause of disability is depression which is affected more than three hundred million people world wide. More than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both. A recent study which is led by WHO, estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. Each year 10 October observed as a World Mental Health Day, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health (WHO, 2017).