Spring Health Study Published in JAMA Open First to Show Clinical and Financial Improvements of Workplace Mental Health Program

A landmark three-year study reveals that nearly 70% of participants showed better mental health, fewer days missed from work, increased productivity, and less likelihood of quitting their job.

NEW YORK , June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — spring health, the most comprehensive global mental health solution for employers and health plans, today unveiled data from the first-ever peer-reviewed study on the effectiveness and value of a mental health program in Workplace. The study, published in the JAMA Network Opendemonstrates that participation in the Spring Health program has contributed to a significant reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety while increasing work productivity for individuals in businesses of all sizes.

The study evaluated Spring Health’s workplace mental health program and included the participation of 1,132 employees from 66 employers – including small, medium and large employers – in 40 states of January 2018 at January 2021. This is the first study to prove that a well-designed and executed employee mental health program can increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and generate a positive return on investment (ROI) for employers.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly 70% of participants reliably improved their mental health
  • The mean time to remission was 5.9 weeks
  • 25% fewer missed workdays
  • 24% increase in productivity
  • Significantly higher job retention, as employees were 60% less likely to leave their jobs
  • Average workplace savings of over $7,000 per participant in the first six months

“Our workplace mental health programs are a win-win for both the employees who receive support and their employers who provide this benefit,” said Adam Chekroud, co-founder and president of Spring Health. “We are extremely proud of these results, which reinforce our deep belief in the value of investing in supporting employee mental health.”

“The demand for mental health services has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and although a number of digital therapeutic services have emerged, they fail to address a huge underlying problem that our employees are faced: timely access to high-quality mental health professionals,” said Christopher Brunson, vice president of Total Rewards at General Mills. “Spring Health has helped us break down barriers to mental health care through clinically proven technology and access to providers who can be seen, on average, in one to two days.”

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of disability. Indeed, according to Data from the American Psychiatric Association, employees with unresolved depression experience a 35% reduction in productivity, contributing to economic losses totaling $210.5 billion per year of absenteeism, reduced productivity and medical costs. There have recently been significant investments in workplace wellness programs with the goal of improving employee mental health, but few of these programs to date have actually reported clinical improvement or financial return on investment. and none reported the two together.

Spring Health’s Workplace Mental Health Program includes several proven methods of precision mental health care for the whole family (ages 6 and up) – including comprehensive mental health screening, personal support from a licensed care navigator, on-demand digital self-help tools, and quick access to coaching, outpatient psychotherapy, and medication management. Overall, members access care on average in two days or less.

The full study is available via the following link on Open JAMA Network. For partnership or membership inquiries, please visit: https://springhealth.com/contact/.

About Spring Health
At Spring Health, we make mental health fundamental by removing all barriers to care. Our comprehensive digital platform provides employers and health plans with diverse and inclusive care for individuals and families. Using clinically proven machine learning models, we accurately assess an individual’s needs, then our experienced care navigators guide the individual to the right care, whether it’s coaching, meditation, therapy, medication or some other form of support. Today, Spring Health serves more than 800 companies, from startups to Fortune 500 multinationals, and is a preferred mental health provider for companies like General Mills, Bain, DocuSign, Allstate and BlackRock. For more information, please visit www.springhealth.com.

About the JAMA Open Network
JAMA Network Open is the new online-only open access general medical journal of the JAMA Network. On weekdays, the journal publishes peer-reviewed clinical research and commentary in more than 40 medical and health fields. Each article is put online for free from the day of its publication.

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