Rarely do a number of situational stressors come together at the same time as they have in 2020. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, social and racial tensions, the Presidential election and ongoing economic uncertainty, our stress levels have increased significantly since March.
Isolation, loss, financial hardships and difficulty coping are weighing on friends, family, co-workers, students … everyone.
In the live airing of this webinar, our Director of Risk Assessments Joe Hendry cautioned that this pattern might last longer than anyone had anticipated. Now we are living that reality.
As historical data indicates, the connection between stress and violence is always something to be aware of. As we continue to navigate this landscape, mental health must become a top priority for both individuals and employers.
Key discussion points in this session:
- 7 in 10 employees said the pandemic has been the most stressful time of their career.
- Cost of lost time from work is estimated at $23 billion (increased by loss of productivity from stress).
- Trauma experts say that those not directly affected by the crisis are still at risk for PTSD.