Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers 2022

To compare possible changes in mental health conditions among state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers, a survey was conducted from March 14-25, 2022. 26,069 public health workers responded to the survey. 

Results: 

  • 27.7% reported depression symptoms
  • 27.9% reported anxiety symptoms
  • 28.4% reported PTSD
  • 8.1% reported suicidal ideation

Depression, anxiety, and PTSD are significantly lower among the 2022 respondents compared to the 2021 respondents. For workers who worked more than 60 hours per week, the prevalences of suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, and PTSD remained high. 

Kone, A., et al. (2022). Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions and Suicidal Ideation Among State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Workers - United States, March 14-25, 2022. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 71(29): 925-930. https://gaspsdata.net/data/symptoms-mental-health-conditions-and-suicidal-ideation-among-state-tribal-local-and