You can’t always eliminate stress, but there are ways to help someone feel more in control.
According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans experience stress daily—making the United States one of the most stressed-out nations in the world. While some stress isn’t necessarily bad for employees’ health, chronic stress can cause negative long-term health effects. Employees will experience stress in all areas of their lives but consistently cite work as their top stressor. In fact, 64% of U.S. adults reported work as their top stressor in 2019.
Especially in uncertain times such as these, the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase on stress and other mental health effects. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, approximately 45% of U.S. adults have experienced negative mental health effects due to COVID-19 related stress and worry.
Employees are looking for guidance wherever they can find it and employers can help.
Lowering stress can lower the risk of medical conditions and can help employees feel better on a day-to-day basis. While it may not be possible to eliminate job stress entirely for your employees, you can help them learn how to manage it effectively.
This toolkit serves as an introduction to workplace stress and provides several ways that employers can address and mitigate stress in the workplace. MJ’s Population Health + Wellness team is here to help get your employees on the path to better health. Contact your MJ Consultant today with any questions or request for Population Health + Wellness resources.
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