While a lot of folks will be making New Year’s resolutions next week to do things like lose weight, go to the gym more, etc, it looks like for the coming year, a lot of people are more concerned about their mental health than their physical health.
A new survey finds:
- 26% of Americans are making resolutions about improving their mental health.
- That translates to about 67 million adults.
- Overall, 37% of people say they are anxious about their mental health to start the new year.
- Ways folks plan to improve their mental health include:
- Meditate (53%)
- See a therapist (37%)
- Take a break from social media (35%)
- Journal (32%)
- Use a mental health app (26%
- Plan to specifically see a psychiatrist (20%)
So, how is everyone currently doing when it comes to their mental health?
- 42% would grade their mental health as “good”
- 26% would say it’s “excellent”
- 22% would say it’s “fair
- 9% would say it’s “poor”
And the upcoming year isn’t making folks feel a whole lot better.
- 54% say they are somewhat or very anxious about the uncertainty of 2022.
- 20% are feeling more stress at the start of 2022 compared to last year, while 44% say it’s the same and 27% feel less stressed.