Verywell Mind Insights

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 Use

In 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 Therapy

In 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 Resignation

In 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 Problem

In 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 Be

In 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 Divides

In 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 Problems

In 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 Kids

In 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 Alright

In 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.