Pandemic Stress and Anxiety

Resources for Employees and Workers

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According to Kaiser Family Foundation, about half of adults (47%) nationwide have reported negative mental health impacts  during the pandemic — a significant increase from pre-pandemic levels. These impacts are not felt evenly. Mothers with children under age 18 are among the most likely to report stress and worry, at rates much higher than fathers. And Black adults are more likely to report a “major impact” to their mental health than white or Hispanic adults.

For adults whose mental health got worse due to the pandemic, being unable to find a provider and being unable to afford the cost are the biggest barriers to getting the services they need. Employers can support workers’ mental health and strengthen resilience in the workforce by providing free and highly accessible mental health resources.

The following is a list of resources you can share with your employees and workers. If you offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you may wish to update this document with that information, as well as details about how employees can contact their insurance plan/provider regarding mental health benefits and resources.

For children and families

For local leaders

Supporting a Nation in Crisis, from the de Beaumont Foundation and Well Being Trust, provides leaders who play a vital role in the local economy with recommendations for addressing mental health in the immediate and recovery phases of the pandemic.

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