Recently, Starbucks Canada made what it sees as a smart business investment in their employees’ mental health. The coffee chain has significantly raised its employee benefit for mental health treatment to one of the largest allowances offered in the country.
Their reasoning behind this investment is grounded in the fact that Starbucks is staffed mainly by the millennial generation – coined as “Generation Stress” by research.
According to psychotherapist and author, Linda Esposito, with the age of around-the-clock access to news and social media, the mental health of millennials “is in a precarious state”. What is behind the high rates of depression and anxiety, she asks? The stress of academic overachieving, information overload and helicopter parenting are a few keys. Regardless of the reasons, Esposito focuses on building mental health strategies for the millennial for today and beyond.
It’s important to keep our thinking – and our options – open when it comes to choices for mental health care. The medical landscape is ever shifting. Many people sometimes find it difficult to decipher the changing signals and are looking for a more reliable game plan for their health.Continue Reading