Mental Health Index

A U.S. Worker Edition - August 2021 Update

Risk of PTSD remains elevated, 20-39 year old's worsen. Could the rise of the delta variant, coupled with the end of summer be having an outsized impact on America’s youngest workers?


Key Mental Health Index Findings:

  • The Mental Health Index recorded another month of elevated PTSD risk in U.S. workers’, up 32% since the start of February 2021 and 50% higher than pre-pandemic.
  • Those aged 40-59 seemed to bounce back after several months of declining mental health, a new concerning trend emerged among those aged 20-39.
  • This cohort of workers has seen increases in stress (13%), anxiety (29%), conscious negativity bias (8%) and reduced planning capacity (-14%) since June.