27 Sep '17, 2am

Mental Health In The Service Industry: Confronting The Stigma

Examining mental health in the workplace is not new. However, in the service industry in particular, the amount of emotional labor performed in a high-stress environment can make for a devastating, perfect storm that affects one’s health. One Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration study found workers in the accommodations and food services industry to have the highest rate of substance abuse at 17%, compared to a national average of 9%. Another informal industry survey found that 84.8% of restaurant managers and kitchen staff report depression, 72.9% report anxiety, and 50% report substance abuse issues.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/health-series-part-iii-118876.html?sO4sj

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