Emotional Health

Emotional health, characterized as the absence of mental disorders, as well as the presence of positive emotions, is vital for employers to promote because it is foundational to employees' well-being. Evidence shows that mental disorders, like depression and anxiety, lower an individual’s overall well-being, as well as take a large toll on an employee’s ability to optimally function at work. Research also shows that experiencing positive emotions, which “are independent dimensions of mental health” leads to lasting benefits that are good for employees’ well-being and the bottom line of the organization .

Employers can promote employees’ emotional health by offering benefits and programs that:

  1. help employees appropriately manage mental health conditions and stress, and
  2. cultivate positive emotions.

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