MENTAL HEALTH:

Barriers and Solutions to a Productive Workforce

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Canadians experience a mental health issue in a given year

500,000

Canadians miss work due to their mental health

$50B

Cost of mental health issues on the Canadian economy

What does it mean for
you as an employer?

2% of your workforce is on disability due to mental health issues, on average
>$600 annually for every employee, in direct costs
>$1000 per employee in indirect costs, due to presenteeism and departures
You offer a psychotherapy budget, an EAP, maybe even yoga classes, yet your costs are rising.

Why do mental health-related disability costs keep on rising despite additional investments in employee benefits?

There are barriers to current solutions and treatments

Reactive
  • No attempt at early detection.
  • Costs significantly higher when an issue develops.
Fragmented
  • Resources distributed among several points of contact.
  • No coordination of care for the patient.
  • Delays and miscommunications that cause slow recovery.
Incomplete
  • Traditional EAPs don’t provide any continuity of care, nor the capacity to prescribe.
  • If family doctor isn’t available, patient care and treatment delayed.
Stigmatized
  • Employees are reluctant to disclose problems, especially to their employers.
  • Employees are reticent to admit they may have a mental health issue and therefore, don’t seek help
Unknown
  • Employees are unaware of the benefits available to them.
  • Employees may be exposed to benefits during onboarding or launch, but there’s a lack of visibility afterwards

What if employers had a solution that addressed these barriers and more?

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    Screening
    Early detection of mental health issues
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    Resources
    Evidence-based resources for employees to manage their stress
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    Accessibility
    Virtual care services that eliminate travel and wait time, via the patient’s choice of chat, phone or video consultation
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    Multidisciplinary approach
    Access to a multidisciplinary team with case management as soon as a mental health or stress issue is identified. Best resource available provided for each step.
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    Regular follow-ups
    Follow-ups to increase patient engagement and adherence to a treatment and care plan
Dialogue’s mental health solution, deployed via telemedicine, is comprehensive, convenient & cost-effective

Dialogue’s Telemedicine based mental health solution

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Reduce cost related to productivity lost due to employee mental health problems

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Eliminate multiple hours lost to travel

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Increased efficiency for delivery of care

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Face-to-face video consultations achieve outcomes similar to conventional office encounters

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Patient engagement maintained

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Fewer appointments missed

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Eliminate waiting time for appointments

What to look
for in a mental
health solution?

Integrated.
Personalized.
Demonstrable.

 

 

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