Mental Health Index: December 2021 Q4 Update

PTSD, depression, and addiction soar amid skyrocketing cases of Omicron.

mhi-2021 Q4

As we close out the 2021 year, the mental health of U.S. workers is still struggling.

As Americans brace themselves for year three of pandemic life, their mental health hits an all-time low, according
to our Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition.

  • An alarming 1 in 4 American workers screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – up 54% in the past three months and up 136% when compared to pre-pandemic.
  • Depression is surging – up 87% since fall (63% higher than before COVID-19).
  • Men are struggling the most, with an 80% greater risk of Addiction and 162% increase in Social Anxiety Disorder since three months ago. When looking specifically at men ages 40-59, general anxiety is up 94%.