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More than Half of U.S. Employees Say Technology Makes Them Feel Isolated

Aug 21, 2018

More than Half of U.S. Employees Say Technology Makes Them Feel Isolated

CHICAGO – Aug. 21, 2018 – More than half of U.S. employees say technology (smartphones, social media, etc.) has resulted in more feelings of isolation, according to ComPsych® Corporation. ComPsych 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.

Do you think that technology (smartphones, social media, etc.) has resulted in people feeling more isolated?

  • Yes, it keeps people from being present and having live interactions with others – 57%

  • Somewhat, it can be a distraction from live interactions with others – 38%

  • No, it does not detract from human interaction – 3%

  • I don’t know – 2%

“As the largest employee assistance provider, ComPsych offers computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) to those who prefer it, but we recognize that it’s not a replacement for in-person counseling and the need for personal connection, especially in light of the loneliness epidemic,” said      Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. ”It’s important for behavioral health providers to offer the full spectrum of treatment modalities and to still encourage face-to-face interaction to address mental health issues.”  

About ComPsych

ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) 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. ComPsych provides services to more than 45,000 organizations covering more than 100 million individuals throughout the U.S. and 160 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Jennifer Hudson
ComPsych® Corporation
312-595-4048
jhudson@compsych.com
www.compsych.com