Poor Mental Health Leads to Job Losses, Job Insecurity

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Source: Newsweek

According to a new study published in The Review of Regional Studies, poor mental health in the U.S. leads to a loss in per capita income growth by impacting workers’ productivity and employment.

The study analyzed data from between 2008 and 2014 and found that self-reported poor mental health was higher in rural areas, and financial stress was particularly detrimental to men and minorities, leading to higher rates of suicide.

The analysis concluded that rural areas suffered a higher drop in income growth by 2 percent versus urban regions, which experienced less than one percent decline in income growth.

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