World Mental Health Day: Mental Health includes psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects the way we think, act, or feel. Also, it helps in determining how we handle relate to others, handle stress, and make choices. The top 3 causes of work stress in India are work-life imbalance, slow career progress, and insufficient incomes.
LinkedIn’s special ‘mental health’ edition of the Workforce Confidence Index reveals that over half of India’s (55 per cent) employed professionals are feeling stressed at work as well-being measures become a luxury for many.
The survey responses of 3,881 professionals showcase that India’s overall workforce confidence remained steady with a composite score of more than 55 from July 31 to September 24, 2021. But even after 18 months, things have adversely affected the mental health of working professionals in the country.
When employed professionals were asked to share their primary reasons for work stress, they cited ‘balancing work with personal needs’ (34 per cent), ‘not making enough money (32 per cent), and ‘slow career advancement’ (25 per cent). Amid this, 1 in 3 professionals also had seen drawing optimism from the availability of jobs (36 per cent) and improved control over expenses (30 per cent) in today’s recovering, yet competitive jobs marketplace.
The special ‘mental health’ edition of the report has been launched to address the prevalence of work stress in India, and how professionals expect greater flexibility to keep their mental health in check.