30% to 40% of all sickness and disability case-loads in OECD countries are related to mental health problems, according to this new OECD report. “Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work” has estimated that the total cost of mental illness in Europe is around 3.5% of GDP, and argues that health and employment services should intervene earlier to help people with mental health issues.

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