30+ Employee Mental Health Statistics Every Business Leader Should Keep in Mind in 2022

The events over the past two years have fundamentally changed the U.S. workplace.

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the murders of George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and others, the attack on Capitol Hill, wildfires on the west coast, and more– these events will have long-lasting and unknown effects on the mental health and well-being of your employees. Not to mention the changes to where and how we work, which have also created new challenges for employees. 

Heading into 2022, business leaders can no longer ignore the mental health crisis sweeping across the nation.

Below you’ll learn some of the most eye-opening employee mental health statistics for 2022 and the steps you can take to respond to your employees’ most pressing mental health needs.


Employee Stress Statistics


Employee Burnout Statistics


Employee Depression Statistics

  • 29% of employees describe themselves as depressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gartner HR Study)
  • Depression interferes with a person’s ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time. (Center for Disease Control)
  • Over 70% of employees reported some level of concern with their depression levels in Q4 2020. (Pathways’ Mind at Work: A Report on Employee Mental Health)
  • Only 57% of employees who report moderate depression and 40% of those who report severe depression receive treatment to control depression symptoms. (Center for Disease Control)
  • Depression in America now costs society $210 billion per year. (Analysis Group)


Work-Life Balance Statistics



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Employee Substance Abuse Statistics


Employee Engagement and Productivity Statistics


Statistics on Employer Mental Health Support and Wellness Programs


The statistics you see above are striking; but, they don’t paint a complete picture. Individual employee mental health is not easy to quantify, and the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic continue to influence and shape the minds and well-being of American workers.

As business leaders look toward the future, one thing is sure—employees want mental health and well-being support to be a pillar in the U.S. Workforce and at their place of employment.

Implementing an employee mental health program gives employees the tools necessary to manage their emotions and stress effectively. When you equip employees with well-being skills and coping mechanisms, they can better manage their work and personal lives.

To learn more about the top concerns of your employees, please check out our most recent report:

Read Our Report - The Mind at Work: A Report on Employee Mental Health

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