What are employers doing for workers amid the increased stress of COVID-19?

Nov 13, 2020
Some companies are giving workers extra time off, including more mental health days.
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People are growing tired of COVID-19 safety measures, even as the virus surges

Nov 10, 2020
The human body isn't wired to stay in a constant state of fight-or-flight.
People have lunch at Bottino Restaurant in Chelsea as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on Oct. 1.
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Meditation apps have been booming during the pandemic

Nov 6, 2020
We're living through stressful times, and people are turning to apps to help keep calm.
Trying to keep calm during these stressful times? You're not alone.
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Fear of job loss takes an emotional toll

Oct 20, 2020
More than half of Americans are afraid of losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
The closed Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 15. More than half of Americans fear losing their jobs over the next 12 months, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
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Employee Assistance Programs could get more workers mental health care

Oct 9, 2020
The programs have been historically underutilized, but interest has increased during the pandemic.
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Schools seek ways to provide mental health services during pandemic

Aug 28, 2020
Some districts are trying hotlines, others are offering socially distanced in-person sessions.
Elementary schoolers attend their first week of school from home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 25.
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Essential workers pressured by mental health issues

Aug 14, 2020
Over a fifth of essential workers have contemplated suicide, according to a CDC report.
A pharmacist working in protective gear. A CDC report shows that mental health issues are plaguing many essential workers.
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Farmers grapple with stress and depression as they try to keep their operations afloat

Jun 11, 2020
One Minnesota program offers free mental health care through the state agriculture department.
A farmer looks over his field in Texas. COVID-19 is adding stress to already strained farmers.
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Business is booming for therapy apps, but what really works?

Apr 15, 2020
The apps promise to match clients to online therapists for as little as $40 a week.
In the era of shelter in place, online therapy has become the norm.
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Will insurance companies cover mental health services' switch to telehealth?

Apr 10, 2020
Therapists and psychiatrists are just starting to submit their March bills.
Telehealth is becoming more popular because of stay-at-home orders.
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