Stats: 50% of employees uncomfortable discussing mental health
Even before the pandemic took hold, an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental health disorder. This was exacerbated by the pandemic, with estimates putting the subsequent rise in anxiety and depressive disorders at over 25%, according to a new report from Interact, a global workplace software company. While residents and members are affected, so are staff. Citing the American Psychiatric Association that only 50% of employees are comfortable discussing mental health issues, and inspired by the Ipsos World Mental Health Day report, Interact recently released a guide for supporting good mental health in the workplace.