New data shows a serious decline and an all-time low in Americans’ mental health, underscoring a serious problem for employers as they continue to see the toll the pandemic is taking on employees.
According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition from Total Brain, between November and December there was a 48% increase in the risk of depression—a risk level not seen since this past spring. Further, employees’ focus dropped 62%—a record low since the inception of the research in February 2020.
“The harsh reality is this is a marathon and it’s not going away anytime soon. The