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Study: Half of Millennials, 75 Percent of Gen Z Have Left a Job for Mental Health Reasons

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Oct 9, 2019

A recent study has found that younger people are at particular risk for mental health problems affecting their careers, as 50 percent of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Z have left a job for mental health reasons, according to Business Insider. This is far higher than the overall rate among all ages, 20 percent. Business Insider noted that younger people also tend to go to therapy more, they appear generally more conscious of their mental health, and so they could be more aware of jobs that impact it. At the same time, they also seem to be experiencing more mental illness, with a 47 percent increase in depression diagnoses among millennials since 2013. 

The study, conducted by Mind Share Partners, SAP, and Qualtrics, polled 1,500 respondents ages 16 and older working full time.