Twenty percent of people in the US (50 million) are living with a mental health condition.1 Reasons for mental health challenges abound — the aftermath of dealing with COVID-19-related illness and death, frequent and random gun violence in public transportation and schools, the threat of inflation, and much more. The workforce is in need of their organizations’ investment in mental health resources, and over the last five years, employers have doubled their efforts. It’s a positive trend in the right direction, but there is plenty of room to improve.
Read on to learn how employers who invest in mental health resources discover quantifiable results.
Employee burnout rates are higher than ever
Among workers who are concerned about their mental health, 75% cite burnout as their biggest mental health challenge, up from 55% only six months prior.
Room for improvement
Seventy-three percent of employers believe they do an excellent job of addressing workforce mental health. However, only 46% of employees say their organization offers adequate emotional health support. And of those who reported a mental health issue in the last 2 years, only 41% agree.
According to recent Guardian data, half of employers say their workforce’s overall well-being is worse or significantly worse than it was pre-pandemic.2 Our speakers from Spring Health, a leading behavioral health benefits platform address key components that make up an effective mental and behavioral health solution, as well as how to help create a supporting, stigma-free work environment.
Employee burnout results from long periods of stress without the proper level of support and care, either individually or organizationally. Register for and watch this on-demand webinar to learn from a licensed mental health therapist on how to recognize and respond to burnout among your workforce.
Supplement the insights from the Workforce State of Mind report with tips to share with your organization. This on-demand webinar will explore:
Of those who say their organization offers adequate mental health support, 76% believe their company cares about them and their well-being.
52% of workers who say their organization offers mental health support say they want to stay at their current jobs for 10+ years.
75% of employees who work at organizations with high levels of mental health support are happy at their jobs.
For organizations that do not offer adequate mental health support, the differences are striking. Read more in the Workforce State of Mind report.
Stay at the forefront
Looking for more research, resources, and insights? Visit Guardian Edge to stay informed of the latest industry trends.