Many US workers suffer from depression or anxiety but their employers are unaware


(Source: A new study found that about two-thirds of employees have clinically measurable symptoms of anxiety or depression, Fortune reports.

And while just 10% of workers reported having severe symptoms, 55% are experiencing mild to moderate distress, according to a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted in July by digital therapy company SilverCloud Health for its 2021 Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Checkup.

Employees tend to hide these issues at work, often keeping quiet about any mental health struggles out of fear that word will get around and that their employers and managers could penalize them, Jorge Palacios, a psychologist and senior digital health scientist, told Fortune.

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