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Talk Therapy Can Help Your Company Thrive

More people today have realized the value and need of modern therapy. Since 2020, many Americans have reached out for help.

Talk Therapy infographic

Source: https://swnsdigital.com/us/2021/01/shocking-number-of-americans-say-2020-pushed-them-to-try-therapy-for-the-first-time/

Why are so many people seeking therapy?

More than ever, we are stressed and depressed. Many people are feeling the pressures of changes in our society brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted education, the economy, and relationships.

According to the Vida Health study, the vast majority of us – 88% – have exhibited at least one symptom of depression:

  • Little interest in doing things
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling down or hopeless

At the same time, a Gallup Emotions survey found that over half of Americans are feeling stress. In fact, Americans are the most stressed workers in the world.

Why should employers care?

When employees struggle with mental health, it impacts how they do their work, including:

  • Engagement
  • Productivity
  • Cognitive performance and memory
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
Man speaking to a therapist virtually from his living room.

What can employers do to help?

Employers are realizing that treatment for stress and depression can help lower absenteeism and boost productivity. In response, the number of employers offering mental health support to their employees is rising quickly. According to a Workplace Wellness Trends survey, 68 percent of companies planned to increase their mental health offerings in the next two year.

Including talk therapy in a benefits package can help with many emotional and mental challenges, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Grief
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Problem-solving
  • Loneliness
  • Change management
  • And much more!

When employers provide benefits that help their employees, everyone wins. Allstate Benefits now offers virtual Urgent Care and Talk Therapy visits through MeMD®.

Urgent Care: U.S. board-certified doctors and medical providers are available 24/7/365 to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for many minor illnesses and injuries via phone and/or video visits.

Talk Therapy: For members 18 years+. Licensed therapists can help with a wide range of mental and emotional health needs. Members receive ongoing support, on their schedule, from the comfort of their home via phone and/or video visits in as little as 48 hours.

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