Employers are unsure how to help their employees with mental health issues, particularly because they are unsure of the number of workers who are affected, new research indicates.

In the “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits” survey of 247 U.S. employers conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, about 158 employers (64%) said that they thought that less than 30% of their workforce is affected by mental health or substance abuse issues.

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