During the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels soared – and with good reason. In addition to the obvious fear of contracting COVID – or losing a loved one to it – there was the added stress of isolation, home-schooling and remote working.
Today, stress levels remain high, as economic challenges, mass shootings, racial injustice and geopolitical tensions converge to create the perfect storm for anxiety, depression and stress.
Many people are still overly stressed by the ongoing blurring of work and life, leading to exhaustion and burnout.
This persistently high stress level has mental health experts suggesting we are now in the midst of a stress epidemic.