In case you didn't know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, probably more so than in years past, mental health is even more important because of the pandemic. No doubt about it, the pandemic has taken its toll on all us in one way or another.
- As a matter of fact, a recent survey, conducted by The Conference Board, indicates 60 percent of U.S. workers are concerned about their mental and psychological wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic's aftermath.
- More than one-third of respondents also expressed concerns about their physical wellbeing, including fear of getting sick.
- Another one-third worried about social wellness and belonging, such as opportunities to connect with others.
- Spiritual wellbeing was of least concern, with only 10 percent reporting they were worried about feeling a sense of purpose in what they do.
When it comes to the generations, Millennials appear to be the group who are most concerned with their mental and psychological wellbeing. The survey also indicates they are also more concerned than other generations about professional and financial wellbeing.
- GenXers were more concerned about social wellness and belonging than other respondents.
- Baby Boomers are more concerned about physical wellbeing than their generational counterparts.
- Women were more concerned about spiritual wellbeing and slightly more concerned about physical, professional, and financial wellbeing than men.
- Men were slightly more concerned about social wellbeing than women.
What was surprising to me about the survey is that an overwhelming number of employees said they felt their supervisors genuinely cared for their wellbeing.
Let's see how much that changes in the next year. How has the pandemic affected you personally?