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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 384) Last page : ( 387)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00082.8

Mental Health in Work Place

Lalitha R.*

Prof. Phd. (N) Scholar, VMRF (Deemed to be University) Salem, Mental Health Nursing, CON, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry

*Corresponding Author Email: lalithalawrence810@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


Globally, an estimated 264 million people suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Unemployment is a well-recognized risk factor for mental health problems, while returning to, or getting work is protective. A negative working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains.


Workplace mental health promotion is important to individual and organizational health and success. The evidence is clear that changes need to be made and that mental health in the workplace is a real concern. In moving forward with workplace mental health promotion programs, remember every individual and organization is unique. To have commitment from senior management and to involve employees in the planning and decision making. Also, make sure to find the baseline, evaluate the program and share the problems solving. Find to start make positive changes



Mental health, work place, Mental health promotion.


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