Nearly half US public health workers report at least 1 mental condition: CDC
In a 2022 survey of 26,069 public health workers by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 per cent reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition
Nearly half of US public health workers reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition, according to a new survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In a 2022 survey of 26,069 public health workers, 48 per cent reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition, reports Xinhua news agency.
A total of 28.4 per cent reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, followed by anxiety (27.9 per cent), and depression (27.7 per cent), according to a report of the CDC on Friday.
About 8 per cent of the workers reported suicidal thoughts.
These symptoms were most common among those who worked more than 60 hours a week or spent most of their time working on Covid-19 response activities, according to the survey.
"These findings highlight the need for public health organizations to protect the mental health of their employees," said the CDC.