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As employees are settling into new ways of working, they are bringing pandemic-related challenges with them, including unprecedented rates of mental health and substance use issues.

In fact, according to a study from The Standard conducted during the pandemic, 65% of employees reported losing 10% of their productivity per week due to mental health issues (up from 58% pre-pandemic) and 57% say they’re less productive due to substance abuse. This is particularly pronounced in younger generations, with 59% of millennials and 71% of Gen Z workers reporting mental health issues.

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