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Spring is here, the days are getting longer and experts are teasing a potential return to normal in time for 4th of July fireworks and summer barbeques. Still, the damage the pandemic has inflicted on the mental health of Americans won’t be so quickly undone. According to a recent survey from Unmind and WELCOA, 45% of employees are experiencing symptoms of burnout, and 38% admit that pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health.

How severe and long-lasting the repercussions are will depend in part on how employers respond. While 90% of employers surveyed by Unmind said they were worried about employee burnout and a majority (65%) expect the health implications of COVID will impact their business in the next year, only 37% feel they understand their employees’ health and well-being.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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