Mental health care can affect anyone at any time. While the pandemic has further highlighted these issues, especially in the workplace, a less considered aspect of it has also emerged. Many employees are also struggling with caring for loved ones with a mental health challenge.

A New York Life Group Benefit Solutions study shows that nearly half of surveyed workers (48%) have helped a loved one live with a mental health challenge in the last year, and 45% of this group say their loved one is experiencing mental health challenges more often this year than in the previous year.

As a result, 8-in-10 surveyed workers said helping loved ones has impacted their own mental health and two-thirds (65%) report needing more assistance addressing their own mental health, according to the research.

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