Mental Health Works

Mental Health Works is a free monthly publication focused on mental health in the workplace. This resource highlights research related to mental health and the workplace, case examples from companies successfully implementing mental health strategies, and tools you can apply to your workplace.

In the Current Issue: Study Finds That Gender Pay Gap Contributes to Increased Rates of Depression and Anxiety Among Women (May 2016)  

  • Jonathan Platt, MPH, and his colleagues reviewed a subset of data from one of the largest national surveys on substance use and other psychiatric disorders, administered to more than 22,000 working adults in the United States (30–65 years old). They found that the odds of experiencing depression within the past year were 1.96 times higher in women than in men, and rates of past-year anxiety were more than 2.5 times higher in women than in men. However, those numbers trended differently when Platt et al. examined rates of distress according to men’s and women’s earnings.

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