The steady increase of mental health issues worldwide has been well-documented
, and its effects on the workforce are dramatic. Nearly one-fifth of U.S. workers report mental health that is only fair, or poor, and the negative impact on productivity is measurable. However, providing mental health support services and ensuring employee awareness of them is an important step towards improving the lives of these workers and reaping the productivity benefits in the process. Research has shown that more than half of workers either have no mental health support services, or do not know if they do or not.