As physical effects of pandemic ease, employers must address ongoing mental health impact
In building a successful return-to-work plan, leaders need to ask, how prevalent are behavioral health issues?
By Alan Goforth|June 08, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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Although the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline, the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of employees may continue after physical symptoms subside.
“Many ignore the long-term psychological damage wrought by a year of isolation and disruption of comforting social norms,” according to a new study about depression in the workplace from Catapult Health. “In fact, an American Psychiatric Association poll reported that 62% of Americans feel more anxious than they did in 2019. For leaders to optimally prepare for a post-COVID environment, they must consider both sides of the coin. This requires a deeper understanding of the complex nuances of mental health and building policies around clinical data and guidelines rather than a layman’s definition influenced by media.”
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