High-stress jobs deteriorating Americans’ mental health

A new report out today from the U.S. surgeon general is warning that the American workplace needs to change to better support the emotional and physical well-being of employees.
The report recommends organizations make mental health benefits easily accessible. Among other things, it encourages time off for emotional well-being and calls for better wages for lower-paid workers. It also points to a lower risk of depression for employees who feel valued on the job.

Mental health in the workplace is grounded in five key essentials, essentials like protecting workers from harm.

We know that everybody wants to work in a workplace that’s physically and psychologically safe. They need to also have time off after work to be able to recover. And that that’s a key part of ensuring that workers are well.