General Facts


  • Depression and/or anxiety affect over 20 million Americans annually.
  • The estimated economic burden of depression is well north of $55 billion/year.
  • About half of all visits to primary care physicians are due to conditions caused or exacerbated by mental or emotional issues.
  • At work, psychological problems account for well over 60% of absences, 80% of terminations and 90% of industrial accidents.
  • Unscheduled absenteeism costs employers as much as $688/employee/year.
  • Drug/Alcohol-dependent employees incur 300% higher medical costs and benefits.


  • For every dollar spent on an EAP, employers save somewhere between $4-$16.
  • EAP’s result in 75% reduction in alcohol/drug abuse treatment costs.
  • EAP’s reduce workman’s compensation claims by a third.
  • EAP’s have been shown to reduce the utilization of sickness benefits by 33%
  • Companies with EAP’s can save between 11-30% on mental health benefits
  • EAP client companies report a 65% decline in documented workplace accidents


And these are the commonly accepted metrics which have been measured by national health organizations like the CDC, the NIH and SAMSHA. Arguably, you simply cannot put a price on some of the other things the EASE Program has done—and does every week—for its client companies.

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