The global pandemic has undoubtedly impacted our everyday lives, and many Americans have increasingly felt a strain on their mental health as the pandemic has gone on. According to a recent study conducted by Aetna and Morning Consult, 44% of Americans experienced a negative impact on the state of their mental health in October 2021, a 10-point increase from what respondents said in April 2020 (34%). Now, as we see more conversations around mental health take place, employers have the opportunity to join the discussion and reassess and reshape how they prioritize employee well-being.
Whether you are committed to promoting a healthy life-work balance (with an emphasis on ‘life’ before ‘work’), fostering conversations that address stigma, providing mental health-focused workplace resources and policies or all of the above, ensuring that employee well-being is top-of-mind can make all the difference in your employees and business performance. The bottom line? Companies who support their teams’ well-being drive business growth and improve health outcomes, especially during the unprecedented times we continue to face today.