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The Mental Health Index™ report: August 2022

The Mental Health Index™ report: August 2022

September 27, 2022

The mental health of working Americans has failed to show improvement in 10 months and remains significantly strained.

  • At 69.4, the mental health of Americans improved modestly from July.
  • 26% of Americans have a high mental health risk, 40% have a moderate mental health risk, and 34% have a low mental health risk.
  • Despite a modest improvement over July 2022, the most concerning mental health sub-score continues to be anxiety.
  • All mental health sub-scores apart from depression improved from July to August.
  • Mental health scores improved in the Southern and Western United States, while the Northeast region declined, and the Midwest remained unchanged from the prior month.
  • For the third consecutive month, full-time post-secondary students have the lowest mental health score.
  • 38% of Americans are negatively impacted by the current political climate in the U.S.
  • More than one in five report that the current political climate in the United States is having an impact on personal or workplace relationships.

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