HRE soundbite: COVID to ‘affect mental health more than anything that’s ever happened’

During a webinar this week with mental health provider Lyra Health, Morgan Stanley CHRO Jeff Brodsky discussed just how big of a deal the coronavirus pandemic has been for the company, its employees–and the workplace at large.

“While the Great Recession and 9/11 were horrible, [COVID-19] reaches a whole new level, given its global scope and the number of lives that are being impacted by it,” he said. “COVID is going to affect mental health more than anything that’s ever happened.”

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Kathryn Mayer
Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s former benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver.