Occupational Mental Health

50% of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have vacated a job for mental-health reasons, Business Insider reports on a new study.

Millennials face high rates of burnout—recently declared a WHO-classified syndrome—working longer hours while strapped with student loan debt and high housing and health care costs.

Depression diagnoses among millennials have increased 47% since 2013, and “deaths of despair” from drugs, alcohol and suicides are also rising.

86% of participants in one study said that company cultures should support mental health but, according to the Harvard Business Review, fewer than 50% felt that mental health was a priority at their companies.

“Check-the-box solutions” like employee assistance programs aren't enough. Employees desire “vulnerability as strength” modeling from senior leadership and resource training.

The Quote: “Mental health is becoming the next frontier of diversity and inclusion and employees want their companies to address it.”

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