Younger generations are more likely to quit their jobs due to mental health reasons, a new survey finds.
Half of millennials (ages 23 to 38) and 75 percent of Gen Zers (ages 18 to 22) said they quit because of conditions such as anxiety and depression.
It's a stark contrast from the 10 percent of baby boomers (ages (ages 55 to 73) who said they'd done the same, according to the survey from Mind Share Partners, SAP, and Qualtrics.
The authors of the report say this is a sign of a 'generational shift in awareness' of when mental health is being damaged and needs to be prioritized.
Employers, they added, need to become more comfortable providing their workers with mental health support services.
A new survey found that millennials were three times more likely to experience anxiety, and Gen Zers were four times more likely, than baby boomers were (file image)
The survey canvassed 1,500 people who were at least aged 16 and older and working at a company with at least 11 employees.
Questions included how often the respondents experienced symptoms that might indicate their mental health was taking a hit, such as sweating and rapid heartbeat.
The survey also asked how these people's anxieties affected their jobs and if they felt that had good mental health support in their workplace.
The results, published in the Harvard Business Review, showed 60 percent said they had experienced symptoms of mental health conditions in the past year.
However, only 20 percent of the overall respondents said they'd left work because of it.
Millennials were three times more likely to experience anxiety - and Gen Zers were four times more likely - compared to baby boomers.
Results found that millennials were also the most likely - at 63 percent - to know how to ask for mental