BECOME A CEO AGAINST STIGMA
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It costs the U.S. economy $210.5 billion per year in absenteeism, lost productivity, and medical costs. Across the globe, mental health conditions are taking a toll on employees and their productivity. And the stigma associated with having a mental illness makes accessing treatment even more difficult.
To address these issues, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania has launched the game-changing initiative, CEOs Against Stigma . The mission of CEOs Against Stigma is to raise awareness of the impact mental illness is having on the workplace, increase worker productivity by providing education and support to employees, and reduce overall mental illness stigma in the workplace.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY COST THE GLOBAL ECONOMY $1 TRILLION PER YEAR IN LOST PRODUCTIVITY.
8 in 10 workers with a mental health condition say shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment.
Only 57% of employees with symptoms of major depression said they had received mental health treatment in the previous 12 months.
80% of individuals with depression reported some level of functional impairment because of their depression.
27% of individuals with depression reported serious difficulties in work and home life.
“I call out to all other CEOs throughout this city whether you have five employees or 5,000 to sign this pledge with me to join with me and to assure your employees are being given the resources they need and that they deserve when we deal with mental health. Our goal is to take this far beyond the walls of City Hall and to hear it and see it all throughout the city of Pittsburgh.”
Mayor Bill Peduto – City of Pittsburgh
“Isn’t it interesting that for centuries society has focused on physical well being…and yet proverbs and clichés have existed for at least that long about “mind over matter”…which ultimately suggests that good mental health is the most important thing of all. The workplace is a great place to focus energy, attention and care relative to mental health and well being. And NAMI is helping to push that agenda forward.”
Scott Morgan – President & Partner / Brunner
“George Junior Republic is excited to participate in the CEOs Against Stigma campaign. The organization looks forward to providing our workforce of over 700 staff (working across multiple states) with the mental health education and supports needed in order to decrease stigma and increase worker productivity at work, home, and in the community.”
Nathan Gressel – CEO / George Junior Republic
“I don’t think you can be a truly responsible CEO and ignore the healthcare needs of your employees and their families. Our Leadership Team is passionately committed to continually improving our ability to educate and empower our employees to make mental health an ongoing part of our healthcare dialogue. We feel it is in open, non-judgmental dialogue that we can eliminate the ridiculous stigmas and inaccurate assumptions present in our society at large.”
Mike Weber – General Manager / ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc.
“A workplace that meets people where they are and provides the right type and kind of support is more likely to find success. There is nothing more important than the well-being of people.”
Russell Livingston – President & CEO / Babb Inc.
THESE LEADERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Here are the early adopters of the CEOs Against Stigma initiative.
MEET THE CEOS WHO HAVE SIGNED THE PLEDGE
DID YOU KNOW
Employees receiving treatment for depression can realize a 91% improvement in presenteeism.