Study: Poor Mental Health Could Cost Economy $53B

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A study led by a Penn State University researcher has found that poor mental health could cost the country upward of $53 billion in income annually. Studying economic and demographic data from 2008 to 2014, Penn State agricultural and regional economics professor Stephan Goetz found that a single poor mental health day per month was associated with a 1.84% drop in the per capita real income growth rate. “This starts to give us an idea of what the gain could be, i

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