NPO workers running on empty as Covid-19 batters their mental health

Alarming rates of psychological distress and risk of mental illness are experienced by workers at non-profit organisations, reported Times Live (23 June 2021)A survey conducted among 200 NPOs between October 2020 and March this year by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) and Tshikululu Social Investments to assess the affect of the pandemic on their wellbeing, found alarming rates of psychological distress and risk for mental illness.The survey found that two-thirds of NPO professionals exhibited moderate to severe psychological morbidity, with two-thirds also facing an elevated risk of developing a psychiatric disorder.

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