Workplace stress a main cause of mental health issues, study finds

It is estimated that one in five people in the work force are experiencing some degree of a mental health issue. In any week, 500,000 Canadians call in sick due to mental health problems or illness. This is not only costly for businesses, but also affects the level of productivity. Based on 2017 statistics, around 20 million Canadians fall between the ages of 25 and 64, the typical span of an employee's 30 year career. Within this population, 16 million to 17 million work full or part time. Suggesting that on any given day about 3.4 million workers could be experiencing a mental health issue. Since then, there has been expansive research based on the workplace stress levels and mental health. 

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