“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just as an employee - are more productive, more satisfied and more fulfilled.”
How anxiety and depression hurt workplace productivity.
Mental health problems have an impact on employers and businesses directly through increased absenteeism, negative impact on productivity and profits, as well as an increase in costs to deal with the issue. In addition, they impact employee morale adversely.
Mental health and substance abuse cost US businesses $210 billion a year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and medical costs. Depression is thought to count for 400 million lost work days annually.
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. - that's 18.5% of the population experience mental illness each year.
Mindy is here to help.
Focusing on mental-wellbeing is good for business.
Today's corporate wellness programs tend to focus on helping employees improve their health. Incentives for developing health programs include lowering healthcare premiums, educing co-pays, and employee wellbeing. Mental health and emotional wellness deserve equal attention especially when considering the costs associated with poor mental and emotional health.
Having a mental-wellbeing program can:
- Increase productivity
- Decrease absenteeism
- Decrease job abandonment
- Decrease turnover
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), for every $1 spent on treatment for common mental disorders, there is a return of $4 in improved health and productivity.
Mindy is here to help.
Over 8 million people have paid access to Mindy, which is an evidence based Artificial Intelligence Chatbot. Mindy provides emotional support by having automated chat conversations with people, through text messaging or HIPAA and GDPR compliant instant messaging apps. These chat conversations simply start with "How are you?" and continue in a similar way as a coach or psychologist would.
Mindy aims to provide mental health coping skills, foster emotional wellbeing and resilience, provide education and connect users with resources.
Easy to deploy
Deploying Mindy is easy. Employees can access Mindy via the HIPAA secure app MindTrac which is available on both Android and iOS app stores or by simply texting the Mindy phone number. Mindy engages employees in private and secure personalized sessions. Mindy learns employee emotional patterns and engages accordingly. If a crisis is detected, Mindy alerts a crisis counselor who is on standby and able to take over the conversation in real time. Employees can connect on-demand or schedule a session with a mental health professional from the HealthPort network.
Evidence based approach
(built on research)
Mindy's novel algorithm and extensive emotion ontology allow her to deliver integrative support. Unlike current solutions, which focus on sentiment, Mindy has highly granular emotion ontology, built using 9 years of continued propriety research. By personalizing the approach for each user, Mindy learns what helps the employee best. Mindy was scripted by mental health experts to respond to user queries in accordance with different therapy modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and many more.