Almost Half of U.S. Employees Feel Generalized Anxiety Much of the Time from COVID-19, According to ComPsych Poll
ComPsych released today the results of its Tell It Now(SM) poll, asking employees how COVID-19 has affected their sense of well-being. Topping the list was a generalized anxiety much of the time, followed by worry about loved ones who are more at risk, according to the poll. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.
“The global pandemic obviously has had immeasurable impact on our normal way of life, and 100 percent of employees we polled reported being affected in a deleterious way,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. “Our U.S. and global customers are increasingly asking for support in helping employees manage worry and uncertainty about COVID-19, the economy and the return-to-work process.”
ComPsych asked employees: Has COVID-19 impacted your sense of well-being? If so, which area has been impacted the most?
46% said, “I feel a generalized anxiety much of the time”
21% said, “I worry about my relatives / loved ones who may be more at risk than me”
17% said, “I feel sad / bored / lonely / nervous from being at home”
13% said, “I worry about job security and finances”
3% said, “I don’t feel safe going out”
ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of mental health services and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated employee assistance program (EAP), behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 68,000 organizations covering more than 139 million individuals throughout the U.S. and 200 countries. By creating “Build-to-Suit” programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.