Younger generations quit their jobs more often for psychological reasons.
Half of Millennials (23 to 38 years) and 75 percent of Gen Zers (18 to 22 years old) have quit because of conditions such as anxiety and depression.
This is in stark contrast to the 10 percent of baby boomers (aged 55 to 73) who said they did the same, as revealed by Mind Share Partners, SAP and Qualtrics.
The authors The report states that this is a sign of a "generational change in consciousness" when mental health is damaged and priority has to be given.
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A recent survey found that Millennials were three times more likely to have anxiety and Gen Zers four times more likely than babies to be boomers ( f ile image)
The survey involved 1,500 people 16 years or older and working in a company with at least 11 employees.
The questions included how often respondents experienced symptoms that may indicate that their mental health was impaired, such as: Sweating and fast heartbeat.
The survey also asked how these people's fears affect their workplace and whether they feel that they have good mental health support in their workplace mental illness last year.
However, only 20 percent of respondents said they left work.
Millennials were three times more likely to have anxiety – and Gen Zer's four times more likely – than a baby boomer.
The results showed that millennials, compared with 63% baby boomers, were also the most likely to know how to ask for psychosocial support services in their companies.
Kelly Greenwood, CEO and founder of Mind Share Partners, told DailyMail.com that the findings represented a cultural shift between the older and younger generations, and part of it is that Millennials and Gen Zers recognize that they have options and do not need to stay in a place that is detrimental to their health.
The survey responses were not only different by age, but also by race.
The results showed that nearly 50 percent of black and Hispanic participants had left the workplace for mental health reasons, compared with 32 percent of white participants.
Minorities also had higher rates of all mental health symptoms compared to all respondents.
& # 39; Minorities face challenges at work, so it seems logical that the level of mental symptoms increases and then leave environments that are not really serving them. & # 39; Greenwood said.
"In return, it makes sense for me to make mental health problems worse."
The survey also found that mental health impacted on work performance According to reports, the work environment contributed to the symptoms.
According to a 2005 National Business Group report, more than 200 million working days are lost each year due to mental illness.
This represents a productivity loss of $ 16.8 billion.
In addition, 86 percent of respondents in the new survey stated that corporate culture should promote mental health.
However, the authors said that mental health at work is still a taboo subject.
"The media often do a disservice by portraying people with mental illness as shooters or homeless people with addiction problems," said Greenwood.
"I think it's great that celebrities and actors are discussing their problems." I think the executives have to come out as well. It must be okay to talk about it at work. & # 39;