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Coronavirus Tracker: The Pandemic’s Toll on Worker Mental Health

August 24, 2020

Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.

Pandemic Toll on Worker Mental Health
The ongoing pandemic continues to take a toll on U.S. workers’ mental health. Since February 2020, the risk of depression among workers has risen by a staggering 102 percent. Between June and July alone, that risk has climbed by 31 percent.

These findings come from the Mental Health Index: U.S. Workers Edition, powered by the Total Brain mental health platform and distributed in partnership with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, the HR Policy Association and its American Health Policy Institute and One Mind at Work.

“It has been more than five months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic,” noted Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain, in a news release. “People are experiencing sustained elevation in stress and anxiety levels like never before. The fact that the risk of developing clinical depression continues to escalate at such a disturbing rate comes as little surprise. Depression is the manifestation of months of chronic stress and anxiety overload.”

Please select this link to read the complete article from Associations Now.

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