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A quarter of Canadian journalists have formal diagnosis of anxiety, half find more difficulty managing stress: report

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma and Ottawa’s Carleton University released a new report on Wednesday that found more than half of journalists in the country, about 57 per cent, were reporting difficulty in managing stress that is “worse than ever.” As well, 28 per cent of media workers who took part in the survey said they have a formal diagnosis of anxiety. In addition, 46 per cent of media workers score in the study as “high-risk” drinkers, almost double the Canadian average.