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Mental health stigma persists

Experience matters. In surveys conducted by McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare, about a quarter of respondents who have little experience with behavioral-health issues indicated they would be willing to work closely with someone who has a substance-use disorder or mental health issue. Those figures climbed by more than 65 percent among respondents who are familiar with behavioral-health conditions.

Few employees want to work closely with someone who has had behavioral-health issues.
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To read the article, see “Overcoming stigma: Three strategies toward better mental health in the workplace,” July 23, 2021.