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Mental Health Matters: Supporting and Retaining Young Professionals

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Mental Health Matters: Supporting and Retaining Young Professionals


Young adults are a driving force behind the Great Resignation, with surveys showing that nearly 65% of Gen Z workers are planning to leave their jobs in 2022. There is a public debate about the reason for this dramatic shift in the workforce, but new data suggests that one motivating factor could be young workers’ desire for jobs that support their mental health.

This Virtual Town Hall provides a summary of what the research is telling us about key mental health and well-being factors important to young working adults. It also features a panel of early career professionals and mental health advocates sharing their perspectives on issues most important to young adults as they navigate the workplace in this new era of COVID-19 and the resulting focus on employee well-being.

Moderator: Mark Simon (he/him), MPH Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Intern, APAF Center for Workplace Mental Health

Panelist 1: Rachel Hallstrom (she/her)| Lead HR Specialist – GE Aviation, Organizational and Talent Development

Panelist 2: Ali Rivera (she/her/ella) | Program Associate, Programs & Partnerships, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

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