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Infographic: Employees struggle with stress, anxiety or depression during COVID-19

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COVID 19 Coronavirus

July 16, 2020

Employees often struggle with severe stress and anxiety. Discover why increasing access to mental health services is critical.
Employees often struggle with severe stress and anxiety. Discover why increasing access to mental health services is critical

 

Employees struggle with stress, anxiety or depression during COVID-19
Many say they’re stressed out and anxious
How widespread is this problem?

  • >90% report some anxiety
  • 55% report moderate or high degree of anxiety
  • Certain segments are struggling more than others

Which groups are more likely to suffer from severe stress, anxiety and depression?

  • Gen Zers 3x more likely than boomers
  • LGBT+ employees 2x more likely than heterosexuals
  • Employees with significant disabilities 2x more like than those with no disabilities

Financially vulnerable employees
44% of those living in pay check to pay check have suffered in the past 2 years

Who is living pay check to pay check?
2 in 5 U.S. employees
50% of Gen Zers

Strong social connection at work makes a difference
Percentage less likely to suffer from severe stress, anxiety or depression

  • LGBT+ -13%*
  • Significant disabilities -8%*
  • Financially struggling -9%*

*Percentage less likely to suffer from severe stress

Employees who get the help they need are more engaged and productive

  • 20+ Higher work engagement
  • -3.9 days Fewer days lost due to absence and presenteeism

Culture plays a key role
79% in organizations with a strong culture of health and wellbeing are able to obtain help needed to manage stress, anxiety or depression


Call to action for employers: Develop and implement a holistic solution to address all sources of employee stress, including financial pressures and boost employee access to mental health services.

Sources: Willis Towers Watson Employee Opinion Norm Database and 2019/2020 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, U.S.

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