New Survey from BetterHelp Reveals Nearly Half of Americans are Worried About their Mental Health This Holiday Season
BetterHelp, the world's largest therapy service, released findings today from a new survey on holiday stress, in partnership with global research company Material. The survey of more than 1,000 adults revealed that 72% of Americans expect something to negatively impact their mental wellbeing this winter - with top reasons including the economy and managing family dynamics. Respondents said they plan to handle this increased stress by turning to outlets like online shopping, social media, and overindulging.
More specifically, nearly half of Americans (45%) are worried about their mental health during the holiday season. Their concerns are focused heavily on family gatherings, with more than 1 in 4 respondents (28%) predicting that family dynamics will negatively impact their mental wellbeing during the holidays, and about 1 in 3 (31%) expecting other holiday season stressors - like shopping, spending, and cooking - to have the same effect. Economic challenges are another key stressor, with about half of Americans (46%) predicting that their finances will negatively impact their mental wellbeing this winter.
So how are people coping with this stress?
A licensed therapist at BetterHelp, Haesue Jo,LMFT, offered these tips to help alleviate holiday stress:
To learn more about BetterHelp's mental health services, please visit www.betterhelp.com
About the Survey:
BetterHelp is the world's largest therapy platform, with over 26,000 therapists, facilitating over 5,000,000 video sessions, voice calls, chats, and messages every month. We set out on a mission to make sure everyone has easy, affordable, safe, and discreet access to high-quality therapy. Since 2013, our licensed, accredited, and board-certified therapists have helped more than 3,000,000 people face life's challenges and improve their mental health.
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