The All Worked Up Report 2022 - The state of Employee Mental Health in the Workplace
In October 2022, we commissioned an independent survey of over 1,000 American employees to get an in-depth look at the current state of mental health in the workplace post-COVID. The results are staggering. There are serious, debilitating symptoms that our workforces are silently struggling with. The struggle also translates into absenteeism, reduced productivity, and downstream medical claims.
In the survey, we uncovered employee uncertainty around communicating mental health struggles with their employers, why they haven't sought professional help for what they are presently struggling with, and employee sentiment towards digital mental health tools.
Workplace Depression and Anxiety Much Higher Than National Figures Suggest
Data reveals that the scale of anxiety and depression sweeping America’s workforce is rising with each year.
40% of employees screened positive for symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.
Management is in the Dark
6 out of 10 of the employees who stated that their
employers weren’t aware of their anxiety also screened positive for anxiety.
5 out of 10 of the employees who stated that their employers weren’t aware of their depression also screened positive for depression.
Employees Feel Pressure to Misrepresent Mental Health Issues
American workers revealed they are more likely to either cite physical illness for needing to take sick leave for mental health relief, or try to push through it and go to work, fueling the trend of burnout happening across industries.
Stigma and Access Remain Blockers for Mental Health
1 in 3 of those managing mental health symptoms have not yet spoken to a relevant healthcare professional about it. For one reason or another, employees are experiencing blockers when trying to get access to personalized mental health support.
Employees Prefer The Anonymity of Tech Mental Health Support
In asking workers whom they'd rather speak to about their mental health condition, respondents were more likely to select a mental health support app with clinically proven self-help resources tailored to their needs, than anyone in the workplace, or even their general physician.
Take the Guesswork Out of Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing
This report gives you the power to make data-driven decisions for enhancing your benefits and employee assistance programs and gives you the ability to meet employees where they are, in a format that mirrors their needs. Look at the data to interpret what your employees are feeling, and what they need right now.
In the full report, you will discover:
A rise in mental health symptoms reported by employees, often greater than the general population. The report explains the findings in different demographics.
What people are telling their employers about their mental health, if anything, and those keeping it secret.
Only 1 in 3 employees with symptoms of depression and anxiety access support. The data in this report reveals why.