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Anxiety and depression disorder affected certain demographic groups more than others, with young adults ages 18 to 24 having the highest likelihood of experiencing mental health issues. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employee depression and anxiety have increased fourfold during the pandemic.

“The pandemic has only exacerbated longstanding problems around access to care in our broken behavioral health system,” said Kelly McDevitt, president of the Integrated Benefits Institute. “Employers are struggling to address the rapidly growing and changing needs of their employees and family members and as a result, many are making changes to their mental- health strategies.”

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