The younger the worker, the greater the depression

Study finds young Canadian workers are suffering from more depression and anxiety than older workers
||Last Updated: 04/03/2006

Young Canadian workers are more depressed than their older colleagues, a trend that will force employers to rethink approaches to employee mental health, according to a new study.

“Our statistics show us younger employees — the Generation Xers and the Millennials — are the ones reporting the highest rates of depression and anxiety symptoms, and it looks like it is going from bad to worse,” said Rod Phillips, president and CEO, employee assistance provider WarrenShepell, the company that produced the report

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