Mental Health Index: April 2022 Q1 Update

Post holidays provide some relief but PTSD spikes again with ongoing uncertainty.

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Risk of PTSD continues to increase with ongoing uncertainty among US workers regarding world events.

After a short, post-holiday reprieve, risk of PTSD has spiked again, commensurate with ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic and the new war in Ukraine. According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, 

  • An alarming 1 in 4 American workers screened at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in March, up 121% when compared to pre-pandemic.

  • The post-holiday period saw risk of General Anxiety disorder drop 35% since December and risk of Depressive Disorder drop 37% in the same time frame.

  • Stress has dropped 18% since December, while non-conscious negativity bias remained unchanged, making both measures the same or slightly better than pre-pandemic.