The following counters will give you some idea of the ongoing financial and human costs associated with depression since the beginning of this year.
Annual Depression Counter
According to the World Health Organization, in 2021 more than 300 million people of all ages, will suffer from depression.
Based on this projection, the approximate number of people who have become depressed since January 1, 2021 is
Worldwide Suicide Counter
According to the World Health Organization, in 2021 more than 800,000 people of all ages will commit suicide. Depression Is A Leading Cause Of Suicide.
Based on this WHO projection, the approximate number of people who have committed suicide since January 1, 2021 is
Business Cost Of Depression to Date
8.4% of full time employees in the six sample countries used in these projections are suffering from depression. This works out to 15,694,123 employees who are performing sub optimally due to absenteeism or presenteeism. Approximately 45% of these depressed employees will seek medical help over the course of a year at a median Treatment Cost per employee of $10,836.00.
The result of this is that employers in our six sample countries will suffer a loss of approximately $250.2 billion per year as a direct result of depression alone!
How much has depression cost since January 1, 2021?