5 Reasons Employers Should Offer Mental Health Days




It’s estimated that one in three people view their job as having a negative impact on their mental health and general well-being.

Workers who have experienced this negative impact on their mental health are five times more likely to take on reduced responsibility at work, leaving a lasting impact on workplace productivity. While one or two sick days will not solve severe underlying issues, they can still offer workers a much-needed break to pause, recharge, and come back with a fresh perspective.

Here are five reasons why your company should offer employees mental health days.

  1. Mental Health Incapacity = Less Productivity

  2. Sometimes a Day Off is Needed to Prevent Burnout

  3. Retain Higher Caliber Talent

  4. Employer-Sponsored Mental Health Programs Actually Work

  5. Our Communities Are the Most Affected

As the cofounders of Options MD, Morgan Hewett and Kyle Pierce are on a mission to prevent thousands of deaths from suicide by addressing the $200 billion whitespace of severe and treatment resistant mental illnesses.