Did You Know? Workplace stress isn’t uncommon, but when left unchecked, it can lead to bigger problems, such as depression and anxiety. When this happens, stress not only creates debilitating negative emotions, but it also results in lower productivity, the inability to concentrate on work, and strained relationships with colleagues.
- More than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression
- Among people in the workplace, 83 percent of men and 72 percent of women report that workplace stress affects their personal lives
- 3 in 10 people admit that they are embarrassed to talk to other people about their anxiety, depression or workplace stress
- Depression is among the most expensive health conditions that workers suffer from
How to Prioritize Mental Health at Work?
Set boundaries and give yourself time to relax and decompress after a busy day of work. Establish your work hours and stick to them as much as possible to avoid anxiety, stress, and even burnout. Besides, to counter the effects of anxiety in the workplace, employers must create more flexibility when it comes to deadlines and encourage better work-life balance for employees.
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