Mental health is the next big workplace issue

Employees” mental health is quickly becoming a top concern for companies as they try to hold on to workers through the pandemic, Axios” Erica Pandey writes.

What’s happening: The pandemic has dragged on, and people are dealing with even more loss and isolation — at the same time that America’s opioid crisis has gotten worse. Burnout and addiction are seeping into the workplace.

  • Despite the fact that we’ve gotten used to pandemic-era living, workplace burnout is rising. 44% of workers say they feel fatigued on the job, up from 34% in 2020, per a studyconducted by the human resources consulting firm Robert Half.

But, but, but: Helping workers is not so simple. A study from The Hartford found that 72% of U.S. employers say stigmas associated with mental health and addiction are keeping workers from seeking help.

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