CHICAGO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-January 26, 2023-
LifeWorks, a leading provider of digital and face-to-face total wellbeing solutions, backed by TELUS Health, today announced the monthly Mental Health Index™, which says they are interested in assessing their mental health secrets. I’m here.
The preferred method of evaluation varied among those who expressed interest. 40% prefer to connect online, 36% prefer face-to-face assessment, 6% prefer phone calls, and 18% do not.
The December 2022 US Mental Health Index™ score is 69.5 points out of 100, a modest recovery from the previous two-month decline and just 3 points higher than April 2020’s low score during the pandemic. According to the Index, 25% of Americans are at high risk of developing mental illness. In April 2020 he surpassed 27%.This modest improvement is negligible compared to his 14% far lower number of high-risk Americans in his three-year period to 2020. Thing. Young adults, women and people with financial concerns are most at risk. Challenging mental health, anxiety consistently ranked among the worst mental health subscores over the past year. Currently, approximately 30% of people in the high-risk group have a diagnosis of anxiety or depression. has been reported.
Finances represent major concerns and barriers to mental health
Despite rising average wages across the country, inflation is the top concern for more than a third of working Americans (36%), followed by a recession (13%). An American with a household income less than her $100,000 is less confident in her problem-solving abilities under pressure and she is 80% more likely to worry about mental health and well-being. Those who lack confidence under pressure score nearly 16 points lower in mental health than the national average.
In particular, because women generally earn less than men, they are 60% more likely than men to lack confidence in their ability to solve problems under pressure and consistently score significantly lower on mental health. The current mental health score is 66.8 for women compared to 72.6 for men. Additionally, mental health scores for workers short of emergency savings are nearly 18 points lower than the national average.
Holiday stress is also financially related. Of those Americans who reported increased stress over the holiday season, 34% of them were worried about whether they could afford the gifts they wanted to give. The group’s mental health score was more than 22 points lower than the national average, and those who said it was their main reason for not attending holiday gatherings had him an additional 7 points lower (reaching 40.7).
People under 40 are hard to deal with
American workers’ mental health scores consistently improve across age groups, with older workers performing best. They are three times more likely to say their biggest concern is mental health and wellness. He is twice as likely to lack confidence in his ability to handle stressors at work and in his personal life. And workers under the age of 40 are twice as likely to struggle in adapting to change. This is consistent with Mental Health her score being 14 points lower than the national average.
Comment from TELUS Health Chief Operating Officer Michael Dingle
“Over the past three years, American workers have faced heightened economic uncertainty. All change becomes stressful if not managed well with anxiety-reducing techniques.As employers take a more active role in supporting the health and well-being of their employees, organizations and leaders It needs to be supported to build a more resilient culture by providing teams with coping skills that are taught, modeled and reinforced as employees continue to cope with change and financial stress. So it is clear that we need this support.”
Comment from Paula Allen, LifeWorks Global Leader and Senior Vice President, Research and Total Wellbeing
“The data that half of Americans are interested in getting a mental health evaluation is a call to action and another sign that the need is important. Groups who want it have a much lower mental health score than those who don’t want it, so they have an intuitive sense of their potential need for help, but most people don’t meet this need. Opportunities to broaden the reach of mental health professionals by using There is always value in , but there is a growing public preference to use technology to begin their personal mental health journey.”
About Mental Health Index™
LifeWorks’ monthly survey was conducted online from November 11-18, 2022, with 5,000 respondents who had been employed in the United States within the past six months. Participants will be selected and statistically weighted data will be representative of age, gender, industry, and geographic distribution in the United States. The Mental Health Index ™ will be published monthly from April 2020. Benchmark data was collected in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Mental Health Index ™ is based on an answer scoring system that converts individual answers into points. Higher scores indicate better mental health and lower mental health risks. A score of 0-49 corresponds to distress level, a score of 50-79 corresponds to tension level, and a score of 80-100 corresponds to optimal mental health level.
About Terrace Health
TELUS Health is a global healthcare company serving people in more than 160 countries, offering both digital innovation and clinical services to improve physical, mental and health care across all areas of primary and preventive care. , improving overall economic health and well-being. TELUS Health harnesses the power of technology to provide both in-person and virtual connected solutions and services to improve access to healthcare and revolutionize the flow of information while helping physicians, pharmacists , health authorities and affiliated medical institutions to facilitate collaboration, efficiency and productivity. We reach out to professionals, insurers, employers and people around the world to advance our vision of transforming healthcare and enabling people to live healthier lives.
Our clinical team is made up of renowned and passionate medical professionals from around the world, providing best-in-class, people-centered care to hundreds of thousands of employers, professionals, and their families. .
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