Mental illness affects one in five adults and costs U.S. employers upwards of $193 billion annually. Half of chronic mental illness begins before age 14; however, fewer than 20 percent of children with mental illness get the treatment they need. Yet cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory illnesses typically dominate healthcare conversations. That’s because for most people, mental health is not a watercooler conversation. It’s a stigma company leaders just don’t understand.
After graduating high school, Courtenay Reed took a few classes at a community college and worked at a print shop. But he wanted more. So,