Mental Health Index: November 2020

Risk of Addiction Is Steadily Rising Among Working Women, Men’s Resilience Is Down


November marks another month of elevated stress, anxiety, depressed mood, and negativity among American workers.

This month’s Mental Health Index shows that women are finding it difficult to cope with the weight of the pandemic, resulting in both physical and mental exhaustion. As these factors combine, it is creating an unhealthy scenario for those trying to deal with stress, anxiety, and negative feelings brought on by the pandemic. In this update report, we'll discuss insights including:

  • Women's risk of addition has increased 65% from September to November.
  • Depressed mood is now 40% higher in women than before COVID-19.
  • Three ways Americans are adapting to COVID-19 related stress and anxiety