February 25, 2021 — 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, BURLINGAME, Calif. — Lyra Health, the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced the findings of its first annual State of Mental Health at Work report, which revealed that employer-provided mental health care benefits are falling short of employees’ escalating needs. The report, based on a survey of approximately 300 U.S. HR and benefits leaders and 1,000 full-time employees, points to mental health care accessibility, quality of care, and cultural stigma as continuing barriers to employee wellness.
Key findings from the survey include the following:
“Nearly half of the employees Lyra surveyed reported that mental health issues diminished their capacity to work over the past year, while 40% of employees said they were uncomfortable talking about mental health at work,” said Joe Grasso, PhD, a clinical psychologist and clinical director of partnerships at Lyra. “Effective mental health care is vital for productive organizations, especially as we continue to deal with a global pandemic. Human resources and benefits leaders can have a significant and lasting impact on their organizations by changing the conversation in their companies, and championing access to mental health care for their people and teams.”
For more report findings and best practices to support workforce mental health and well-being, download the Lyra Health State of Mental Health at Work 2021 report. For more information about Lyra Health’s innovative mental health benefits for employers, visit lyrahealth.com.
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