2022 Call for Presentations

The Midwest Health Promotion Conference Committee is accepting presentation proposals for the 23rd annual Midwest Health Promotion Conference on October 12, 2022. We are searching for the “best of the best” presenters to engage attendees in breakout session presentations and conversations around employee health and wellbeing. Presenting at the Midwest Health Promotion Conference provides an opportunity to share your wellness knowledge, experiences, and ideas, as well as build your professional network.

frustration and shame of mental illness

The Employer’s Role in Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year, yet only 45% of them are receiving treatment. Untreated mental health conditions can have a real impact on business. According to the American Heart Association, untreated depression costs $9,450 per employee per year in lost productivity and absenteeism, and mental illness is the number one cause of worker disability in the U.S. So what’s in the way?