Half of millennials have left jobs for mental health reasons, survey shows

Cheryl Sanders
October 11, 2019

HBO is upping its game when it comes to the mental health of its viewers, with pre-episode content warnings that provide them with links to mental health support services - particularly if the TV show in question depicts potentially triggering content. Comedy Central, specifically. With the help of Yamaneika Saunders, Jeff Ross and Matteo Lane, the network put out a video of the three comedians talking about Mental Health and urging people to #bethedifference in the life of someone suffering from mental health issues.

"Mental health is a key component of an individual's overall health, so I applaud the government for making these valuable investments", Katherine Hay, president and CEO of Kids Help Phone, explained.

Safe In Our World will also promote video games that stimulate conversations around mental health, beginning with Fractured Minds, from 2017 BAFTA Young Games Designer award victor Emily Mitchell, who shares her story in the video at the top of this page. Despite these numbers, most people are unsure, unwilling or simply afraid to talk about their struggles, which is why many misconceptions and stigmas around mental illnesses still exist today.


Though Pakistan is one of the 194 signatories to the WHO's Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan, the issue is seldom a subject of national discourse.

The brands previously partnered at the Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest comedy festival this summer with a special panel, "Comedy and Mental Health: A Hilarious Conversation", that featured comedians Neal Brennan, Michelle Buteau, Tig Notaro and Jeff Ross.

Through the coalition, an online platform and digital hub will launch to the general public in May, which is also Mental Health Awareness Month.


HBO is adding mental health awareness disclaimers, called "bumpers", to select episodes of its programming, including from shows like "Euphoria", " Barry", and " The Sopranos".

As of 2018, 1 in 5 (47.6M) adults1 were living with some form of mental illness.

The "Mental Health at Work: 2019 Report" also shows that mental health can affect productivity at work. One in five students in grades 7-12 rate their mental health as fair or poor.


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