man with head in hands sitting on steps Eight in 10 employers say COVID-19 will continue to have negative impacts on employee well-being over the next six months. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Most employers offered some type of mental health resources even before the start of the pandemic. But 18 months into the health crisis with no end in sight, workers more stressed than ever and many resources overburdened, many wonder what to do next.

“We emerged from spring with hope and optimism that we were coming through this,” said Michelle Jackson, assistant vice president, solutions segment, for Unum. “Many of you began to develop return-to-work strategies for the fall. But then the news of multiple variants and increased infections started again. Other nations went back into lockdowns again, and the United States appeared to be following suit. Currently, we are in wave three, and it is significant.”

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