New Data Shows the Impact of Covid-19 on Worker Mental Health

A study by CPWR shows that many in the industry have been struggling through the pandemic with their mental health as figures show a sharp rise in anxiety and depression for many workers.

Mental health has been a topic that has been front and center in the national consciousness since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true in the construction industry, which already experiences a higher-than-average rate of suicides compared to other sectors. According to new data from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), 15 percent of all workers surveyed reported suffering from anxiety/depression. The survey also reported that 43 percent reported an increase in the frequency of such events between 2019 and the onset of the pandemic in 2020. CPWR cites several factors for this surge, including isolation from friends and loved ones and increasing uncertainty regarding their employment stability and financial situation.

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