A new study published in the Harvard Business Review recently took a look at mental health in the workplace. The results showed that young people are much better at prioritizing their mental health at work. They’ve even left their jobs because of it.
The study looked at 1,500 adults in the United States. A total of 20% of them voluntarily left their job to prioritize mental health. When you break it down by generation, that’s 50% of the polled millennials and 75% of Gen Zers. In comparison, less that 10% of baby boomers reported doing the same.
In addition, the study also found that mental health is super important to workers. 86% of employees want their company to prioritize mental health in the workplace. The authors of the report say that this “shift in generational awareness” signals that younger generations have de-stigmatized mental health better than older generations.
It looks like baby boomers need to take better care of themselves when it comes to their mental wellbeing. They have to realize it’s just as important as physical health.