Mental Health Index:
July 2021 Updates

Risk of PTSD is now 83% higher than pre-pandemic.


The risk of PTSD among workers continues to rise, while those aged 40-59 show signs of increased stress and anxiety.

As the Delta variant led to a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus, new mental health concerns emerged among U.S. workers, including increased levels of stress and anxiety along with a high number of workers screening for the risk of PTSD. 

Key findings for this month's report include:

  • The risk of PTSD is an increasing threat, with 83% of those at greater risk of PTSD in July 2021 vs. pre-pandemic.
  • Workers aged 40-59 are struggling the most, with a 94% increased risk in General Anxiety Disorder and a 15% increase in stress than the prior month.
  • The U.S. workforce continues to struggle to stay focused, with a 73% decrease in sustained attention vs. pre-pandemic levels and a 12% drop in planning vs. last month.