Almost half of all employees feel a sense of dread at work at least once a week, and more than one-third of human resources leaders feel both burned out from emotional caregiving responsibilities and overwhelmed by increasing job expectations.

Those are just a few of the disheartening results of the Fifth Annual Workforce Attitudes Toward Mental Health Report, released earlier this month by Headspace, a comprehensive mental health platform for employees and their dependents. Based on a global survey conducted between February and April, the report compiles data from more than 400 CEOs and 4,000 workers in the United States, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom to examine workplace issues driving stress and burnout. Headspace also surveyed more than 250 HR leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about the stressors they face.

"Workplace mental health continues to be a top three business priority, with employees and CEOs experiencing frequent levels of stress due to market uncertainty and growing workplace pressures," Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace, said in a statement. "In response, companies must not only ensure they have robust mental health and wellbeing programs in place, but that their leaders are tending to their own mental health, fostering open conversations with their teams, and helping to reduce stigma in the workplace."

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