Did you know that roughly 85 percent of employees’ mental health conditions go undiagnosed or untreated? Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (43.8 million people!) experiences mental illness every year? Did you know that mental health conditions cost employers more than $100 billion and 217 million lost workdays each year?
His name is Robert. He was smart, driven, kind, unbelievably funny, with great taste in beer. He was my friend, not just my coworker. Eight years ago this summer, he took his own life. I promise you it’s not hyperbole to say that I miss him every single day.