At Davos, rising stress spurs Goldie Hawn meditation talk

There will be 25 sessions at the 2014 World Economic Forum dedicated to discussing wellness and mental health. This is a 50 percent increase in health-related presentations from 2008. The increase is indicative of the impact that stress and unhealthiness have on business. "Mental health-related illnesses may cost $16 trillion in lost output over the next 20 years, according to figures from Harvard University and the WEF." “People are becoming aware of the huge economic impact” of illness, said Norbert Hueltenschmidt, a partner and healthcare expert at Bain & Company, “Healthy living is at the top of this year’s agenda and you see it throughout the program -- there’s never been a year like this one.”