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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 mental health services and GuidanceResources® for life. Fueled by a commitment to relentless innovation and a comprehensive approach to care, ComPsych provides services to more than 78,000 organizations and 163 million individuals across 200 countries. Under our GuidanceResources® brand, our personalized and fully integrated programs include behavioral health, absence management, and wellness journeys, which empower employees to lead healthier and more productive lives, while driving organizational excellence. Visit to find out why 40% of the Fortune 500 choose ComPsych for their mental health needs.