Cigna takes the pulse on a global mental health crisis

Oct 07, 01:55 AM
The pandemic is increasing demand for mental health services with uncertainty, isolation and loss of income triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones, the World Health Organisation said this week. “Covid-19 has interrupted essential mental health services around the world just when they’re needed most,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general.

Paying close attention to this secondary crisis taking shape is Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna MEA. He joins co-hosts Mustafa Alrawi and Kelsey Warner this week to discuss the findings of an ongoing survey by the insurer on stress, burnout and how employers can cope.

In this episode:
The mental health crisis during Covid-19 (0m 34s)
The Cigna survey on mental health (1m 48s)
Lockdown madness (5m 26s)
Burnout and over-working (7m 06s)
Can Telehealth bridge the gap? (9m 59s)
How can SMEs keep up (12m 05s)
Cigna's balancing act (16m 12s)
Headlines (19m 08s)

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