Addressing Mental Health Burnout in the Workplace

By: Jayson Tripp, MD


Work plays a key role in an employee’s overall health and wellbeing. While mental health awareness in the workplace has increased since the pandemic began, reports still show growing statistics of stress-related burnout in working adults. A 2020 survey from the American Psychology Association  found that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. workers report mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety negatively affect their performance at work and home. 

This Labor Day, Serenity Mental Health Centers  seeks to help employees prevent mental health burnout and manage their stress in a healthy way. 


Mental Health Burnout 

A recent Gallup  study found that 76% of full-time employees report feeling burned out “at least sometimes” while 28% report fulling burned out “very often”. Workplace burnout can be caused by a stressful workload, a negative work environment, or a lack of separation between work and home life. 


Mental Health Issues Affect Businesses and Their Employees 

Poor mental health has major impacts on an employee’s proactivity at work. In fact, a recent estimate from Business and Tech  suggests mental health issues cost the global economy $1 trillion (about $3,100 per person in the US) annually due to reduced productivity, absenteeism, and high staff turnover rates. The CDC  states that depression disrupts an employee’s job performance about 20% of the time and reduces cognitive performance about 35% of the time. 


Managing Mental Health and Stress in the Workplace 

Despite the rising rates of stress and burnout in work environments, many employees continue to go without treatment or support for their mental health. The CDC  reports that only 40% of employees who report having severe depression receive treatment to manage their symptoms. 

Serenity Mental Health Centers honors Labor Day by encouraging employees to seek professional care for their mental health. Using personalized treatments plans and advanced mental health treatments such as ketamine infusion and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment, Serenity offers lasting relief from mental health burnout. 

For more information on TMS therapy and other interventional psychiatry treatments offered by Serenity Mental Health Centers in Utah, visit their website , or call 844-692-4100  today.

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