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Definition - What does Mental Health mean?

Mental health refers to the cognitive faculties and processes that influence behavioral cues based on several factors including genetic predisposition, traumatic experiences, and family history. In the workplace, mental health represents a definitive aspect that translates to efficiency and productivity; for your team to be thriving, they need to be nurturing and taking care of their mental health.

SureHire explains Mental Health

Recognizing mental health issues carries nuanced gradations of a slow buildup where chronic stress levels can compound otherwise mild psychological cases, making individuals susceptible to developing mental disorders that can compromise the quality of life. Individuals can display telltale symptoms including addictive tendencies, anxiety, depression, irritability, lethargy, low morale, and sleep disturbances, serving as comorbid implications underpinning extreme variations of mental health disorders, for example, schizophrenia and severe depression. In Canada, a surge of mental health challenges dovetails off statistical analyses that point to the marked impact that businesses may encounter among their workforce, often reflected by cognitive deficits, erratic mood swings, and etiological repercussions.

Although many individuals can adopt coping mechanisms, workplace demands can place repeated strain on mental health to such an extent, independent of their job credentials, that employee efficiency and productivity give way to absenteeism and presenteeism. A corporate matrix that prioritizes mental health as a core value, fortified by rehabilitation and treatment solutions, can help.

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