October Mental Health Index Shows Men Particularly at Risk for Negative Mental Health Impact

November 20, 2020

The newest "Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition" shows that the negative impact of COVID-19 on men’s mental health is rising.  The risk of depression and general anxiety disorder in men is up 69% and 55%, respectively, since the end of August.

COVID-19 is a source of stress that cannot be eliminated.  Research suggests there are gender differences in coping styles, with men more likely to focus on fixing the source of a problem and women more likely to focus on changing their response to the problem.  Men’s increased risk to mental health issues may be explained by the fact that the impact of COVID-19 spreads beyond an individual’s control. 

Our American Health Policy Institute and the Association are actively engaged in the distribution of the Index in partnership with Total Brain, the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, and One Mind at Work. 

If you are interested in learning more about participating, please contact Colleen McHugh at cmchugh@healthcarert.com.