Living with COVID Requires a Sharper Focus on Workplace Mental Health
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant, even among the fully vaxxed and boosted, is
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant, even among the fully vaxxed and boosted, is leading to a new phase in our COVID-19 response strategy. Call it the “learning to live with the virus” phase. As more people begin to understand that despite several vaccines that are effective at preventing severe illness, COVID-19 will not disappear anytime soon. As the focus shifts from a pandemic to an endemic, our attention should also shift to addressing one of the most serious long-term effects — the sharply negative impact on mental health.
During the pandemic, we’ve seen a startling increase in people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Substance abuse and suicide attempts are also up dramatically. At One Mind at Work, we believe one of the best places to begin addressing this new global mental health crisis is the workplace.