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Youth mental health impacts Productivity of Working Parents with approximately 8 hours and up to 4 workdays per month!

By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ Future of Work | Leading Global HR Analytics, Driving Business Growth

💡 Diagnosed or undiagnosed with mental-health, millions of young people are struggling, and many parents feel ill-equipped to manage the many related challenges impacting life at home and work.

📣 The more time a parent spends caring for a child’s mental health needs, the greater the disruption to their work.

❌ Parents also report lower job satisfaction, find their jobs significantly more stressful, and are less able to carry out their job duties.

according to a new interesting research published by Evernorth Health Services in collaboration with YouGov using data from a survey of 1,534 US adults, fielded February 9-26, 2024.

✅Working parents are on the frontlines

Impacts on working Parents

Researchers found that a majority (54%) of parents reported a mental health diagnosis, making them 2.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition than working parents who do not have a child experiencing mental health challenges.

Working parents of children with mental health challenges:

✔️ 2.8 X more likely to report diminished mental health

✔️ 2.7 X more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition

✔️ 2.2 X more likely to have low vitality

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