By the Numbers: Mental Health Statistics
In the workplace
48% say their workplace culture is bad for mental health.
78% of people running a business recognise they are suffering from some kind of mental health challenge.
32% of agency professionals reported being worried about their mental health.
49% of advertising professionals said their workplace culture has a negative impact on their mental health.
79% of illustrators struggle with anxiety and confidence issues related to their career.
Among men working in culture and media, the risk of self-harm is 20% higher, and 69% among women.
Depression is three times more likely in creative industries.
24% say they feel more stressed in the workplace this year compared to the previous year (based on a 2017 study).
25% of freelancers have experienced depression and 21% suicidal thoughts due to loneliness.
Creative agencies has a retention problem with an average turnover of 30%.
46% change agency because of lack of satisfaction with leadership.
In industry exit, top reasons are career development, work-life balance, manager behavior and wellbeing.
According to a 2006 study a staggering four out of five workers reported poor work-life balance.
60% have never spoken to anyone at work about their mental health status.
52% say their company doesn’t do enough to promote employee health.
: 80% of employees treated for mental health problems report improvements in job satisfaction and productivity.
Stats on mental health in general
25% of the population, or one in four people, will be effected by some type of mental health issue.
One out of every 25 adults, or 9.8 million Americans, will experiencea mental illness this year that is serious enough to interfere with or impact major life activities.
In the US, only 41% of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional healthcare or other services.
Every 40 second suicide claims a life
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 in the US