Gen X Workers Experience Worsening Mental Health Crisis

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  • The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it, with a huge blow dealt to our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. A recent survey findings from Total Brain's Mental Health Index, found that employees in the sandwich generation—those ages 40-59—have experienced the worst mental health burden since the pandemic started
  • The risk of PTSD among this population has spiked 51% since January, and planning and decisiveness, fell by 10% in March 2021. Further, the risk of general anxiety in this population has spiked more than 86% higher than before the pandemic. Findings also revealed that this population has experienced more panic (9%) and fear (12%) than when compared to before COVID-19
  • “The latest numbers demonstrate the continued strain on the mental health of America’s workforce,” Total Brain CEO Louis Gagnon said last week during a webinar discussing the results