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Maintaining mental health: Processors strive to remove the stigma and meet the needs of workers.

Any doubts about whether there was a mental health crisis in the United States before 2020 have been dashed in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has tested the mental mettle of people from all corners of the globe. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, even before the pandemic the statistics on mental health in the United States paint a somber picture.

Mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.

Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder are the third-most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for adults between the ages of 18 and 44.

People with mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.

Adults in the United States with mental illness die an average of 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.

In 2018, more than 47 million Americans reported suffering from a mental illness, which included at least 11 million who were suffering from a serious mental illness. More than 10 million Americans seriously contemplated suicide that year, and 1.4 million attempted suicide with non-fatal results.

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