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The costs of mental health problems ARE negotiable

Friyana Bhabha

Lowering the costs of mental health problems for governments, employers, families and sufferers

Take Home Messages: The costs associated with mental health problems place a significant burden on governments, employers, families and individuals. Costs can be reduced through: Changes to legislation, to raise the retirement age, address unnecessary reliance on disability benefits and prevent discrimination; Targeted use of financial incentives for employers and tax credits for employees, to encourage workplace retention and return to wo...

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