We have seen a lot of anxiety with this younger generation just coming out of senior high school and universities then into the workforce. We have also noticed the number of people who are always feeling depressed and anxious, which is understandable. It's astonishing how many of these young people are still poorly understood.
Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression interferes with a person’s ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time. By addressing mental health issues in the workplace, employers can reduce health care costs for their businesses and employees.
The theories behind the growing number of people with anxiety disorders are many: Modern devices that discourage people from having face-to-face interactions that are necessary to a healthy mental state; the same technology sometimes drives employees to stay in touch with work round-the-clock, which can cause stress; and, because there may now be less stigma attached to mental health problems, people may be more willing to discuss them openly and seek help for them.
Bettermind is an Employee Assistance Program inside the Betterteem℠ platform. A subscription-based employer-sponsored employee assistance program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting their performance at work, such as marital, financial, or emotional problems and family issues, to name a few.