Forbes October 15, 2019
Denise Brodey

Multiple studies show that anxiety in the workplace is peaking and burn-out at work is common. What now? The intuitive answer would be for businesses to create more awareness of mental health symptoms and how to get help. Many companies are doing just that. But today’s employees are asking for more. A younger demographic in particular is looking for more open, meaningful connections to leadership and want to hear directly from them on mental health issues.

In a recent study of 1,000 employees, 62% of respondents said having someone in a leadership role speak openly about mental health would make them feel more comfortable talking about it themselves. The research also showed that only 26% felt any action was being...

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