June Brings Some Mental Health Relief For U.S. Workers; But Risk For Mental Health Conditions Remains High

According to the Mental Health Index by Total Brain, the number of employed adults at risk for mental health conditions remained alarmingly elevated when comparing February, pre-pandemic, with June. Data, released  shows:

54% ▲

Depressive Disorder


General Anxiety Disorder


49% ▲

41% ▲

11% ▲

Decreasing health amid COVID-19 remains a very real concern; however, the June Index offered some good news. Between May 3 and June 28, 2020, against the backdrop of a reopening economy, the ending of the school year and a seemingly receding virus, the Mental Health Index showed a decrease in the number of women at risk for depressive disorder (27% ▼) and general anxiety disorder (20% ▼).

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“It is not surprising that the renewed level of activities in June brought an improved environment for the health of American workers,” said Michael Thompson, President & CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance). “However, we are seeing that this comes at a price as the virus reasserts itself in many parts of the country. The key going forward will be strategies that can mitigate both the virus and its indirect impact on the health of our workers.”

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The Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition is a monthly report put out by Total Brain, a leading mental health and brain performance self-monitoring and self-care platform. The Mental Health Index is distributed in partnership with the National Alliance, and One Mind at Work. Data is culled from clinically valid assessments using standardized, scientifically based digital tasks and questions from the Total Brain platform. To see the full Index results, visit www.totalbrain.com/mentalhealthindex.

“The Mental Health Index gives business leaders and policy advocates a unique lens to examine the state of mental health among U.S. workers,” explained Louis Gagnon, CEO, Total Brain. “The numbers do not lie. There is a health crisis in our country and the data supports our case for increased attention on employee health among HR leaders.”

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