behind stinging memes And jokes about her Lots of wine bottles on the sidewalk, Lying A grim reality: chaos, isolation, fear, sadness and the and uncertainty From the COVID-19 pandemic I was very touched Mental health around the world. In the United States alone raw From 32% of consumers reported experiencing anxiety or depression as a result of the epidemic.10
How we react to this impact can redefine our societies and help us move towards a healthier and more inclusive future. But first and the We need to understand How deep is our collective mental health Issues Running around. In addition, there is Be Industries and societies unequally affected by the epidemic and we want – and need – To bring awareness to those who hold The brunt of Mental health fees.
The impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers cannot be overstated. Workers Fought an Unpredictable disease for more than 14 months and the Patient care and certification Unprecedented loss and the And the that they They have reached a breaking point. more than 60% of health care workers are ore StatEd That the epidemic has negatively affected their mental health With the doctor’s women, in particular, are suffering Massive amounts of burnout.6,7 The increased demand on schedules for some workers has resulted in the Report That even if they had access to mental health services, they wouldn’t be able to pass the time from work to Uses With them and the6 putting another barrier to searching for mental health services when they are most needed.
The teachers have them, too They were asked to carry more than their portion. As well as that to reimaginingAction Education and PivoOvernight to Distance learning they are mandated to lead their students during times of crisis and to take care of their social and emotional needs. Under normal circumstances, educators are vulnerable To burn it out, Even with bearing shock or secondary stress Of students in crisis.8 Pandemic only Intensification This is with whole classes of students moving from fear to sadness. Reported burnout nearly doubled In teachers, In the same study Shocking A quarter of teachers said they are likely to leave the profession after the 2020-21 school year.9
Societies and government
In some ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is a defining moment for generations – one we lived together. However, the pandemic has starkly highlighted the inequalities that have always existed in our societies and on the global stage.
Immediately, minorities and women suffered further social and economic fallout from the global lockdowns.1 As the months passed, women retreated or left the workforce in unprecedented numbers to take on childcare responsibilities.2 Not surprisingly, this had a significant impact on the mental health of both demographics1And the Not to mention exacerbating existing disparities and destabilizing the foundations of potential future gains.
Both governments and employers have historically struggled to meet the need for comprehensive mental health programs. And although stigma around getting help overall is declining – minority groups report more self-stigma and experience greater disparities in mental health service provision..4,5 In a year that will be synonymous with issues of racial and social justice, this again is another area where systemic inequality leaves the most vulnerable among us without the important life-saving services they deserve.
Cisco Address mental health
At Cisco, we are committed to creating holistic recovery and a future for everyone – and we know better mental health Programs Beside Reducing the barriers and stigma associated with seeking help Be The key to that mission. technology can play a huge role in providing access to care and construction action Communication needed to create a healthier and more Sympathetic world.
Last year, we helped create Powerful virtual care software For mental health service providers – and bridging the digital divide through USe from the digital front door and patient education technologies. Smooth technologies Are Also We continue to teach and help empower teachers With the right tools and help them finance and finance Platforms and systems They need to focus on their students – and themselves. As a company, Cisco focused on its End the stigma surrounding mental health is among our more than 75,000 employees, and thus the global community. While COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing problem, I hope it is a catalyst for awareness and change that was so badly needed before March 2020.
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- McKinsey, 2020
- McKinsey, 2021
- Rand Health Quarterly, 2017
- Mental health inequalities: population diversity
- HealthcareDive, 2021
- HealthcareDive, 2020
- www.ascd.org, 2021
- Education week2021.
- PwC Health Research Institute Consumer Survey, September 2020