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19 Feb, 2019

Modern workplaces may be harmful to mental health, study finds

NEW YORK (PRWEB), February 18, 2019 – Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, a psychotherapy private practice in New York City that accepts insurance, today brought up the issue of workplace anxiety in the United States, and what may be done about it.

In a study conducted last year by Ipsos on behalf of One Medical, it was revealed that only 31% of Americans have not experienced mental health issues. Of those who reported experiencing issues, 55% admitted that certain elements of the workplace cause them stress, anxiety, or sleeplessness. More worryingly, another study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America revealed that only 25% of workers diagnosed with anxiety tell their employers.

“It is clearer than ever that something about the modern workplace may be harmful to our mental health,” explained Natalie Buchwald, founder at Manhattan Mental Health Counseling. “Perhaps it’s increased workloads or a lack of personal time driven by the ‘always-on’ nature of our society. Perhaps it’s the complexity and volume of information with which we are bombarded on a daily basis.”

Whatever the cause the first step is talking openly about it, according to Natalie Buchwald. Mental illness is too often stigmatized, its sufferers hesitant to come forward. Inaccurate portrayals in the media and negative public attitudes have long contributed to a toxic attitude towards mental health.

“This is changing, albeit slowly,” said Natalie Buchwald. “People are realizing that they are not suffering alone and that they need not suffer in silence. More importantly, they are coming to understand that a mental illness ultimately should be treated no differently than a physical one – no one should be looked down on for seeking treatment.”

To that end, Natalie Buchwald created Manhattan Mental Health Counseling. Counselors at the organization work with adult patients of all ages and demographics, providing a highly-personalized approach to therapy in which each session is tailored to a patient’s individual needs and income. This flexibility is critical, as it ties into the core concept of the organization.

“Everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from, can benefit from therapy,” said Buchwald. “The modern workplace is stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. A therapist can help us make sense of that chaos, can help us deal with anxiety and depression. More importantly, they can help us understand that there is nothing wrong with struggling against such challenges.”