Innovation has long been a buzzword that gets every entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or big dreamer excited. Every company is looking to bring more of it into its operations. But there is a looming threat to innovation and creativity, beyond Covid-19, competitors, or the economy: the world’s mental health crisis.
Our world has been in the midst of a reckoning around mental health for years, and the problem has only been exacerbated by Covid-19. This crisis has a profound impact on productivity, with 40 percent of American adults reporting that they are struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse, and U.S. business losing as much as $300 billion annually.