Nearly half of US public health workers report mental health as poor as 1, CDC says
Nearly 50% of healthcare workers in the United States report symptoms of at least one mental health condition.
In a 2022 survey of 26,069 public health workers, 48 percent reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition, Xinhua news agency reported.
Mental health disorder
About 8% of workers said they had suicidal thoughts.
‘A total of 28.4 per cent reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, followed by anxiety (27.9 per cent) and depression (27.7 per cent).’
These symptoms are most common in people who work more than 60 hours a week or spend most of their time working on Covid-19 response activities, according to the survey.
“These findings highlight the need for public health organizations to protect the mental health of their employees,” the CDC said.