Millennials Report Higher Rates of Depression, Need Support

Feb. 16, 2017, 5:06 PM

Millennial employees may suffer from depression more than any other generation in the workforce, and companies will need to prioritize mental health resources as they become the largest population of employees.

Approximately one in five millennials report experiencing depression, compared to 16 percent of Generation X employees and 16 percent of baby boomers, according to Research from employee assistance program provider Bensinger, Dupont & Associates. Overall, the study found that depression accounted for 17 percent of EAP users.

Millennials are a unique group of workers because of the circumstances under which they first entered the workforce, Dennis ...

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