Mental Health Insights Guide Mental Health Insights GuideVerywell Mind Insights Mental Health Days Cost of Therapy Great Resignation Body Image Holiday Concerns Generational Stressors Financial Stress Mental Health Neglect Therapy and Kids Gen-Z Stress ByAmy Morin, LCSWAmy Morin, LCSWFacebookLinkedInTwitterAmy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, the author of the bestselling book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," and the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast.Learn about our editorial processUpdated on August 16, 2022Fact checked Verywell Mind content is rigorously reviewed by a team of qualified and experienced fact checkers. Fact checkers review articles for factual accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We rely on the most current and reputable sources, which are cited in the text and listed at the bottom of each article. Content is fact checked after it has been edited and before publication. Learn more. by Daniella AmatoFact checked byDaniella AmatoDaniella Amato is a biomedical scientist and fact-checker with expertise in pharmaceuticals and clinical research.Learn about our editorial process Table of Contents View All Table of ContentsMental Health DaysCost of TherapyThe Great ResignationBody ImageHoliday StressGenerational StressorsFinancial StressMental Health NeglectTherapy and KidsGen Z Stress Next in Mental Health Insights GuideMental Health Days Help Kids, But Systemic Barriers Prevent Widespread Use Verywell Mind Insights is our effort to identify and measure shifting attitudes and behaviors around mental health. Through regular surveys of thousands of adults living in the US, we are keeping our fingers on the pulse of mental health in America and capture the sentiment surrounding the topics that matter most to our readers and their families. Below are the results and findings from surveys conducted to date. Mental Health Days & Kids: A Verywell Mind & Parents Study Verywell / Julie Bang Barriers Prevent Widespread Mental Health Day UseIn August 2022, Verywell Mind and Parents released a study examining the benefits and barriers of mental health days for children and how economic divides prevent access and availability to mental health days for all. Cost Remains Significant Barrier to Therapy Access Verywell / Catherine Song The Clear and Hidden Costs of TherapyIn May 2022, the Cost of Therapy Survey analyzed the financial aspects of therapy, from how Americans see it as an investment in their well-being to how concerned they are about continuing to pay for it. Nearly Half of Americans Have Considered Changing Jobs Recently Verywell / Julie Bang The Great ResignationIn February 2021, we took an in-depth look at how Americans were feeling about their jobs, how burnout compounds preexisting financial stressors, and what actions they were considering to improve their situation. Half of Americans Feel Negatively About Their Appearance Verywell / Joshua Seong Our Body Positivity ProblemIn December 2021, we asked how Americans were feeling about their bodies with the (often food-based) holidays approaching. Many Americans have a negative view of their appearance, and receiving comments about it from other people can often make it worse. 3 in 4 Americans Are Concerned About the Holidays Verywell / Bailey Mariner & Joshua Seong Family Parties Aren't What They Used to BeIn November 2021, we asked how Americans were feeling about the holidays. Folks were excited for large family gatherings, but between financial stress, political disagreement, and various COVID-related issues, many remained worried about the holiday season. What Americans Are Worrying About Right Now, From the Silent Generation to Gen Z Verywell / Josh Seong Generational Stress DividesIn October 2021, we looked at the outlook Americans have about the future, and the prevalence of various concerns broken down by generation. We found that the top worry for the eldest Americans, the Silent Generation, was political instability, and for the youngest generation, Gen Z, it was global warming. But overall financial instability was the biggest concern, which showed economic recovery still had a ways to go as we continued to live through the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-Related Financial Stress Lingers Even After Other Stressors Wane Verywell / Joshua Seong Money ProblemsIn August 2021, we assessed the severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on financial stress, particularly for those individuals who lost their jobs. While we saw signs of a recovery in progress, it's clear those steps recovery had not been reached by everyone. Americans Understand the Importance of Mental Health, But Still Neglect It Joshua Seong / Verywell Why Don't We Work Out Our Minds More?In July 2021, we analyzed the disconnect between how we feel about caring for our mental health and what we actually do about it. Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, explains why exercising our mind may take a backseat to exercising our bodies. Why You Should Tell Your Kids If You’re Seeing a Therapist Verywell / Joshua Seong Don't Hide From Your KidsIn June 2021 edition, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, reviewed the data on stressed-out parents and shared why it's important to tell your kids when you're seeing a therapist. Gen Z Is the Most Stressed Out Generation Right Now Verywell / Bailey Mariner The Kids Aren't AlrightIn May 2021, we found stark generational differences regarding the state of our mental health. View the data from the initial survey, and our analysis of the results that compared the mental well-being of Gen Z and Millennials to older populations.By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial ProcessMeet Our Review Board Share FeedbackWas this page helpful?Thanks for your feedback!What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.