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Why the Next Billion-Dollar Idea Could Be Lost to the Mental Health Crisis

April 2, 2021

Via: Inc.

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.

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