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More than 1 in 4 Americans have quit a job because of their mental health
The past two years have taken a toll on Americans’ mental health–especially at work. While many companies realize this, are they doing enough to support their employees?
JobSage recently surveyed more than 2,000 working Americans to find out.
- 28% of American workers have quit a job because of their mental health in the last 2 years and another 20% have considered doing so.
- 42% said finances had the worst impact on their mental health, while 2 in 5 reported work weighed heaviest on their minds.
- Top causes for work-related stress: 1. Being overworked 2. Lack of work-life balance 3. Inadequate compensation.
- What employees want from their employers: 1. Better work-life balance 2. More time off 3. Greater schedule flexibility.
- Of those who have mental health benefits, 86% use the services offered.
- 77% of respondents have taken a mental health day at work, however 66% felt guilty doing so.
Take a look at the full report for all of the data.